Gunshots were heard yesterday when members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State clashed in Port Harcourt, over the inspection of electoral materials used in the last election in the state.
Trouble started when the APC Governorship Candidate in the March 18 poll, Tonye Cole and members of his party arrived the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state capital to inspection of materials, so as to beat the 21 days deadline required for filing his petition at the tribunal.
Cole soon after spoke with journalists at the APC party secretariat shortly after he was whisked out of the PDP protest venue by his security details.
One of the leaders of the protest, and deputy speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly Edison Ehie during the protest said anything short of a joint inspection would not be accepted.
Chairman Ikwerre Local Government Area Samuel Nwanosike who also insisted on a joint inspection said the PDP supporters would continue to occupy the road until the right thing is done