The attack comes just hours after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), issued Certificate of Return to Duoye Diri, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, in the 2019 governorship election.
The protesters, suspected to be loyal to the All Progressives Congress (APC), earlier in the day also attacked the PDP secretariat in Yenagoa, the state capital, destroying properties.
Diri was issued the certificate of return following the Supreme Court ruling, which sacked APC candidate, David Lyon, as governor-elect, over the falsification of document by his deputy.
Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, told journalists during a briefing in Abuja, that Diri was declared winner of the November 16 election, after the commission’s top officials met to review the results of the election without the votes of the APC, which have been voided by the court.
“The total votes cast after excluding those of the APC now stand at 146,999. PDP polled 143,172 and scored 25 percent as required by the law,” Yakubu said.
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