- A pro-Buhari group has staged a protest at the US embassy asking the American government to stay away from Nigeria's domestic affairs
- The group asked the US Ambassador to Nigeria to disregard politicians who criticize the government over the country’s security situation and the judiciary
- Recall that the PDP leaders had protested at the US embassy and submitted a petition requesting the Supreme Court to revisit and reverse its verdict on the Imo governorship election
The United States' embassy in Abuja was host to a protesting group which is reportedly in support of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration on Wednesday, February 5.
Channels TV reports that the protesters were with placards with various messages asking the American government not to meddle in the domestic affairs of Nigeria.
The group was also with placards showing their support for President Buhari as they urged the US Ambassador to Nigeria to disregard politicians who criticize the government over the country’s security situation and the judiciary.
Recall that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leadership and other stakeholders recently went on a peaceful protest to the embassy of the US and the Consulate of the United Kingdom in Abuja.
The party was 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.
Nigerians have, however, also 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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