A group of APC youths from Ideato North and South say they will not leave the headquarters of INEC in Owerri until the certificate of returns are issued to their State House of members whom they alleged won the election.
The youths who have been protesting to draw the attention of the authorities say the are determined in their demand and wondered why the Commission decided to withhold the document.
The resident Electoral Commissioner Professor Sylvia Agu had earlier in her press conference cleared air on the issue and other matters arising from the election.
NO EASY ELECTORAL VICTORY AGAIN – BUHARI
President Muhammadu Buhari has charged those dissatisfied with the outcomes of the last general elections to explore legal redress and patiently wait on it to run its course.
Buhari, who gave the charge in his Easter Message to Nigerians on Friday, also charged citizens to, in the spirit of the renewed hope the season represents, continue to be confident of the country, believing in the promise of better seasons ahead.
According to the President, the Easter season is one that gives the human race the assurance that God is able to turn unpleasant situation round for good.
“I join Christians in Nigeria and around the world to celebrate Easter, which commemorates the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, signposting his victory over death.
“At the heart of Easter, is the triumph of light over darkness.
“It is a season that reminds us that the Almighty can turn an unpleasant situation round for good.
“Recognising that Easter is about renewed hope and a glorious future, I urge all Nigerians to continue to be confident and believe strongly in our country for better seasons ahead.
“As a nation, we have gone through an election that has produced the next set of leaders at the federal and State levels.
“I commend Nigerians for believing in the process. While I congratulate those that have been elected, I acknowledge that it is the right of those who feel dissatisfied with the outcome to seek redress. I expect them to wait patiently and allow our legal system run its course”, he said.
Buhari, who acknowledged the support so far given him in the last almost eight years by Nigerians, described the opportunity to have served the country as President for two terms, a rare privilege.
According to him, successes recorded in various sectors of Nigeria’s nationhood had been as a result of the support Nigerians had given him.
“It has been a rare privilege for me to serve as your President since you gave me the first mandate in 2015 and renewed it in 2019.
“Day after day, I have been guided by the vows I took to keep Nigeria united, prosperous and secure.
“Our successes on security, economy, infrastructure, new oil frontier basins, landmark legal reforms as well as food sufficiency, among others, were possible because of the support of Nigerians.
“As we celebrate this season with our families, neighbors and communities, let us do so in love, compassion, kindness, resilience and forgiveness.
“Happy Easter,” he said.