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PDP insists Supreme Court must reverse Imo judgement

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Protesting PDP members took Abuja streets on Monday.

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday commenced its planned protest in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), insisting that the Supreme Court must reverse its judgement, which removed Emeka Ihedioha as the governor of Imo State and replaced him with All Progressives Congress’ (APC) Hope Uzodinma.
The party’s national chairman, Uche Secondus, Peter Obi, Atiku Abubakar’s running mate in the 2019 presidential election, and other principal members are parts of the ongoing massive protest.
The opposition party in a post shared on its official Twitter page said the Supreme Court must reverse the judgement on Imo state’s governorship election which sacked its candidate, Emeka Ihedioha, and declared the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s candidate, Hope Uzodinma as the duly elected governor of the state.
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.
The call was proposed by the PDP’s national chairman, Secondus, who said that the mandate of Ihedioha was stolen.
Secondus described as a miscarriage of justice the declaration of Uzodinma as the winner of the last gubernatorial election in the state.
In his earlier reaction, Festus Keyamo, the minister of state for labour and productivity faulted the plan by the PDP to protest over the Supreme Court judgment.
Keyamo in a tweet on Saturday, January 18, said the scheduled protest by the PDP implies that the party does not expect to lose any case.
He stated that the PDP’s idea of justice was expecting the APC to lose.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria police force had also warned the PDP not to allow its protest to lead to violence.
The Imo state police command in a statement on Saturday, January 18, said while it was the right of every individual or group to protest about any issue, such protest must be carried out in accordance with the provisions of the law.

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