The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has announced that it will be staging a peaceful, civil and non-violent protest in Abuja on Monday.
The party will be protesting the recent ruling of the Supreme Court which invalidated the victory of its candidate in the Imo governorship election, Emeka Ihedioha, and affirmed Senator Hope Uzodinma as the validly elected governor of the state.
The apex court had directed the Independent National Electoral Commission to withdraw the Certificate of Return it issued to Ihedioha and issue a new one to Uzodinma.
The PDP National Organising Secretary, Col Austin Akobundu (retd), in a statement said the protest was approved by the PDP National Working Committee and directed by the PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus.
According to him, the planned protest will be for the party to register its displeasure against the apex court’s judgement and the current state of affairs in Nigeria.
He stated that the protest will take off from the party’s complex, popularly called Legacy House at Maitama, Abuja by 9am.
Akobundu 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.”