The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has led a mass protest in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja.
The protesters were made up of the youths, women, some PDP chieftains, members and sympathisers of the party.
Secondus was protesting the alleged unfairness of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) saying the commission was programmed to declaring concocted election results in favour of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
Some of the placards read, “Let our election results counts, “Oyo result is a big scam, International community save our democracy, We need free and fair election result. Stop manipulation, International observers save our democracy”.
The large crowd of protesters started from Shehu Shagari way in Maitama Abuja enroute to the INEC, headquarters.
However, when the protest reached the INEC headquaters in Abuja, it was received by some senior officials of the commission, who listened to the grievances of the opposition party.
According to a tweet shared on the verified handle of the electoral body, it stated that, “Supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party led by the party’s Chairman, Uche Secondus were at the INEC hqtrs today to complain about the role of security agents in the Feb 23rd Presidential and NASS polls. Nat. Commissioners May Agbamuche-Mbu, Mohammed Haruna & Antonia Simbine were on hand to receive them.”
Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has revealed that it will petition the United Nations (UN) and other global democratic institutions on the role of the military and the killings of Nigerians during the Presidential and National Assembly elections on February 23.
The National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, made this known yesterday while briefing the media after the party’s expanded caucus meeting in Abuja, stating that the caucus commended Nigerians for coming out to vote during the elections.
He claimed that the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, won the election, but his mandate was “stolen.”
He stated that the caucus resolved to support Atiku and the PDP in their resolve to contest the declaration of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, President Muhammadu Buhari, by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the winner of the election at the tribunal.
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