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Imo youths protest against senatorial candidate

Youths of Imo North Senatorial district have staged a protest over the choice of candidate for the forthcoming bye election for the senatorial seat scheduled to hold on the thirty-first of next month.

The protesters stormed INEC headquarters in Owerri with placards bearing inscriptions conveying their displeasure over what they described as imposition of candidate for the All Progressives Congress in the coming election.

Spokesperson for the youths, Mr. Emeka Nwaegerue warned that the party may lose the seat to opposition candidates, if Senator Ifeanyi Ararume was not the candidate which they claimed he won during APC primary election.

Mr. Nwaegerue said the youths would resist any attempt to manipulate the senatorial election by any individual no matter how highly placed.

They claimed that the man whose name appears as the winner of the primary election was earlier disqualified by a screening committee for certificate issues.

The Personal Assistant to the Resident Electoral Commission of the state, Mr. Onyi Dandy who received the protest letter, promised to forward same to his boss as none of the management staff was on seat to attend to them.

The youths later proceeded to government house Owerri but were prevented by law enforcement agents.

 Chinazo Ilechukwu   

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