In Port Harcourt, some Obedients protested outside the Independent National Electoral Commission’s state headquarters.
The protesters carried placards with various inscriptions calling for the judiciary to uphold the law and for the restoration of their mandate.
One of the demonstrators, who identified herself as a “Concerned Frustrated Nigerian Woman,” told reporters on Wednesday (today) that they are demonstrating in support of Obedients in Rivers State and in solidarity with those in Nasarawa State and Abuja.
She emphasized that Obedients reject both the national results for the presidential election and the results released for Rivers State.
“What we agreed upon was not what we received. That is unacceptable to us, and we are pleading with INEC to reinstate our authority.
“We need that vote back; it was our decision. The candidate for president-elect who was declared was not the one we voted for.” She said.
The outcome of the presidential election, according to a second protester who also chose not to give her name, did not represent transparency.
“Nigerians don’t, in my opinion, deserve this. Nigeria must improve. Transparency is not evident in what happened. Nigeria needs to be calm. We are here to facilitate a calm procedure. We demand that they uphold our law.”
The protest started as INEC was distributing certificates of return to state and national election winners at the time.