The All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) protest turned violence in Port Harcourt on Thursday.
While the APC is aggrieved that two of their elected members in the state House of Assembly are yet to be sworn in, the supporters of the PDP claim they were out to register their support for the leadership of the House and the government of Rivers State.
The APC members who came out in their numbers caused a traffic jam along Azikiwe road in the Rivers state capital.
The leader of the protest and secretary of the party in the state Emeka Bekee lamented what he described as a deliberate attempt of the government to frustrate the process.
While the APC protest was going on, the situation with supporters of the PDP appeared tenser.
In an open confrontation, the Police engaged the protesters in an attempt to stop them from proceeding.