Anambra poll: Police attack angry women with tear gas

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Anambra-women-1-620x3301 Anambra poll: Police attack angry women with tear gas

Many Anambra State residents are yet to recover from the hangover of last Saturday’s “inconclusive” governorship election, which has been roundly condemned as “flawed” and “shameful”.
Hundreds of women blocked yesterday the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to protest against the agency’s handling of the election.

The protesters, who identified themselves simply as “Anambra Women”, called for the cancellation of the exercise as against INEC’s plan to run a supplementary election. They described the exercise as a “disgrace to democracy”.
But the women got a raw deal from the police, who fired tear gas canisters at them. Many were injured in the ensuing stampede.



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