Supreme Court: PDP takes petition to US, UK, EU, demands removal of CJN

Supreme Court: PDP takes petition to US, UK, EU, demands removal of CJN

- The United States, United Kingdom and the European Union will receive a petition on the state of affairs in Nigeria

- The petition would be handed over to the trio by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as part of its protests against recent Supreme Court rulings

- Those to take part in the protest include members of the party's board of trustees and National Assembly on the platform of the party

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Mohammed has remained on the 'hot seat' since the ruling of the Supreme Court on the Imo governorship election.

This time, the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is armed with a petition which it plans to hand over to the United States of America, the United Kingdom and the European Union (EU) through their various embassies.

The petition is to be handed over to the countries and organisation on Friday, January 31.

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In the petition, the PDP would be detailing its grievances and allegations against the CJN and the Supreme Court, especially in regard to recent judgements for which its members and loyalists have been carrying out protests across the country.

In a short notice to the public, the party said the presentation of the petitions to the foreign bodies is in continuation of its protests.

The protest, according to the notice, would have members of the party's board of trustees, the National Assembly and other stakeholder taking part.

"In continuation of our protests as ordered by NEC, the national chairman has directed that all members of the NWC, BOT, leadership and members of the National Assembly, and other critical stakeholders of our great party would be presenting our Petitions to the embassies of the United States of America, United Kingdom and the European Union on the state of affairs in the country," the party announced.

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Legit.ng reports that some leaders of the PDP on Monday, January 20, took to the streets of Abuja, Nigeria's capital city, to protest the Supreme Court judgement on the governorship election in Imo state.

The Supreme Court had in its judgement nullified the victory of former Imo state governor, Emeka Ihedioha, at the polls.

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Meanwhile, the local government chairmen of the All Progressives Congress (APC-LGC) recently accused the opposition PDP of plotting to overthrow President Muhammadu Buhari over the growing insecurity in the country.

The report said the APC-LGC, at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday, January 30, said the PDP is planning on carrying out its agenda by manipulating the National Assembly.

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