Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Get together (PDP) on Monday led Governors elected on the platform of the celebration and different leaders on a protest to the headquarters of the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC), to submit a petition on the conduct of the February 25 presidential election.
Different prime celebration chieftains who have been a part of the protest embrace Iyorchia Ayu, PDP nationwide chairman, Governors Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto and Governor Aminu Tambwal, director normal of PDP Presidential Marketing campaign Council (PCC), Ahmadu Fintiri of Sokoto and Adamawa state and different members of the Nationwide Working Committee.
Others embrace Adolphus Wabara, chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT) and Uche Secondus, former PDP nationwide chairman amongst others
The protesters marched from Legacy Home, PDP presidential marketing campaign workplace, by British Excessive Fee, Abuja the Nationwide College Fee (NUC) to the Maitama workplace of the electoral umpire.
There was a heavy presence of safety personnel, however the protest was largely peaceable. They’re anticipated to current the petition to INEC towards the conduct of the election.
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The leaders of the Get together camped exterior the premises of the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) the place they insisted that they have to hand over their protest letter to the electoral umpire over the simply concluded 2023 presidential election.
Following INEC’s preliminary delays, Atiku Abubakar vowed to stay there till the electoral umpire sends representatives to choose a petition from them.
Dino Melaye, who coordinated the protest in March knowledgeable the PDP supporters that they won’t give up the INEC premises till somebody comes to choose up the petition from them.
The celebration accused the electoral physique of manipulating the train I’m favour of the APC.
Dino Melaye stated “ Sufficient is sufficient, it’s time for a change, we are saying no to injustice and fraud, INEC is corrupt, we all know the winner, INEC launch the actual outcome, our vote should depend, democracy shouldn’t be murdered, Mahmood Yakubu resign now
“We’ll stay right here till INEC sends a consultant to obtain our petition”
The protest path had arrived on the Maitama, Abuja location of the INEC headquarters at about 12noon however has been left standing below the extreme solar by the fee which has despatched no one to obtain them.