- The opposition PDP has resumed its protests against the state of the nation and the Nigerian government
- The party took its protest to the secretariats of the European Union Commission and the African Union on Tuesday, February 11
- Recall that the PDP had earlier staged a protest at the US and the UK embassies to demand the review of the Supreme Court verdict on Imo governorship election
The leadership of Nigeria's lead opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has resumed their protest against the "state of affairs in the country".
According to the thread of tweets posted on the party's official Twitter page, the PDP members are taking the protest to the secretariats of the European Union Commission and the African Union.
The protest started from the party's campaign headquarters, Legacy House, Maitama, Abuja, at 10.40am and is being led by the party's deputy national chairman (North), Senator Suleiman Nazif, The Nation reports.
Legit.ng gathers that an official of the EU received the protesters at the gate, from where they were ushered into the main building.
Recall that the PDP had submitted petitions to the embassies of the United States and the United Kingdom calling for the removal of Nigeria's Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Mohammed.
Among other things, the PDP leaders are protesting the federal government's alleged disregard for the rule of law and 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.
The party submitted a petition requesting the Supreme Court to revisit and reverse its verdict on the Imo governorship election.
However, 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."
Nyenwe Eli reacted: "Enough of this childish protest to embassies. Is Nigeria not a sovereign state? What can these nations do, direct the S/court to reverse itself? Instead of mobilizing Nigerians to believe in your cause, your wasting time on embassies. Be a viable and credible opposition abeg."
Gali Solomon said: "U guys should better change dis chairman n get a more dogged n fearless person n also overhaul ur NEC and stop acting like student union."
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