Supporters of the All Progressives Congress on Tuesday blocked the entrance to the Rivers State High Court complex and the state House of Assembly complex in Port Harcourt in protest against the alleged refusal of the House to swear in two candidates elected on the platform of the party.
The protesters specifically said that the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Iyayi Lamikanra, and the Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Mr. Dima Dabotoru, were delaying the inauguration of the two candidates, who won the election in their constituencies.
Mrs. Victoria Nyeche of Port Harcourt Constituency I and Andrew Miller of Opobo/Nkoro Constituency, had yet to be sworn in few months after receiving Certificate of Return from the Independent National Electoral Commission.
They were alleged to have been barred from being sworn in as a result of court orders.
Some of the placard-carrying protesters on Tuesday were from the Niger Delta Civil Society Coalition, the Save Rivers Movement and the Rivers Leadership Advancement Foundation.