- The PDP has taken its protest to the US embassy and the UK high commission in Abuja
- The opposition party is accusing the APC-led federal government of disregard for the rule of law
- Uche Secondus, the party's chairman who led the protest, called on the international community to interfere in the matter
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leadership and other stakeholders went on a peaceful protest to the embassy of the United States of America and the Consulate of the United Kingdom in Abuja.
The party is protesting the federal government’s alleged disregard for the rule of law.
The party's national chairman, Uche Secondus, Enyinnaya Abaribe, who is the Senate minority leader, and others were part of the protest.
The party submitted a petition requesting the Supreme Court to revisit and reverse its verdict on the Imo governorship election.
Emeka Ihedioha of the PDP was removed by the apex judicial institution as Imo state governor. Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was declared winner of the election.
In its petition, the opposition party called on the United States and the international community to wade into the matter to prevent the imminent breakdown of law and order.
The party said Nigerians have lost confidence in Justice Tanko Mohammed and demanded that he immediately steps down from his position as CJN and the National Judicial Council's chairman.
Nigerians have criticised the party for the protest which they described as embarrassing.
A Twitter user @kakra68 wrote: "This makes me sick to my stomach. These animals should be rounded up and charged with treason.
The slaves think America is heaven or what? America that you report yourselves to is number one in human rights violations, but this ignorant treasury looters won’t stop to disgrace us."
"I saw the footage of this protest on Channels TV last night. It was a shame! Are there no thinking people in PDP anymore with some self-respect?
"So what do you think of the decision of the US Senate on Trumps trial last night??? Big shame to democracy!" a tweet from @FejiOke read.
@realemmaeze wrote: "No wonder Nigeria did not move forward under PDP misrule of 16years. As you can see, these men don't have any other jobs but politics. They see politics as occupation, and also as an opportunity to loot. No innovative ideas from them. I pity for Nigeria."
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the main opposition party in the country started its protest two weeks ago when it marched on the apex judicial institution.
It kickstarted its scheduled protest in Abuja in the early hours of Monday, January 20.
The party had during its National Executive Council's meeting on Friday, January 17, called for the protest against the judgment of the Supreme Court ruling in Imo state.
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