Scores of leaders, members and supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party are currently protesting in Abuja against the judgement of the Supreme Court on the 2019 Imo State Governorship election.
The Supreme Court had on January 14 nullified the electoral victory of Ihedioha, who is the PDP Imo State 2019 governorship candidate. The apex court had held that the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Hope Uzodinma, is 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 in Maitama, Abuja popularly called the Legacy House and are matching to the Supreme Court.
Some of the PDP stalwarts include the PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus; the 2019 Vice-President candidate, Mr Peter Obi; and the Senate Minority Leader, Chief Enyinnaya Abaribe. Also, other members of the PDP National Working Committee are present and are being led by the PDP Youth Leader, Mr Ude-Okoye.
They chanted songs and carried PDP flags and placards with the inscription:
‘We are a united democratic nation not a Banana Republic. Do the right thing. Save Nigeria.’
The PDP National Organising Secretary, Col Austin Akobundu (retd), 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 judgement 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.”