Leaders, members and supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have staged a protest across the streets of Abuja against the judgment of the Supreme Court that sacked one of its governor, Emeka Ihedioha.
The Supreme Court had on January 14 nullified the electoral victory of Emeka Ihedioha, the PDP Imo State 2019 governorship candidate. The apex court had held that the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Hope Uzodinma, was the duly elected governor of the state and ordered that he be sworn in as the governor of the state.
The PDP protesters took-off from the PDP Complex popularly called the Legacy House in Maitama, Abuja, and are matching to the Supreme Court as of the time of filing this report.
Some of the PDP leaders at the protest include the PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus; the 2019 Vice-President candidate, Peter Obi; and the Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe. Also present are members of the PDP National Working Committee as well as the PDP Youth Leader, Ude-Okoye.
The protesters chant songs and carry PDP flags as well as placards with the inscription, ‘We are a united democratic nation, not the Banaba Republic. Do the right thing. Save Nigeria.’
The PDP National Organizing Secretary, Austin Akobundu, had in a statement said the protest was approved by the PDP National Working Committee and directed by Secondus.
According to him, the protest was for the party to register its displeasure against the apex court’s judgment and the current state of affairs in Nigeria.
Akobundu had said, “In line with the approval of the National Executive Committee of our great party, the National Chairman has directed that a peaceful, civil and non-violent protest be organized in the FCT to register the displeasure of the party against the current state of affairs in the country, especially the miscarriages of justice of the Supreme Court against the lawfully elected Governor of Imo.
“This is a clarion call to all lovers of democracy as we join hands to save our dear nation!!!
God Bless The Peoples Democratic Party. God Bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”