Over Ninety Protesters have been reportedly stormed the National Assembly with the support of concerned Peoples Democratic Party PDP, youth group, on Friday 17th January, 2020.
Meanwhile, the group at the National Assembly protested against Tuesday’s verdict by the Supreme Court which removed Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and declared Senator Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of Imo gubernatorial election.
According to the vanguard News report, the protesters all appeared in black attire, comprising of young men and women above 18 years, singing songs such as, “supreme court is fraud, we must save our democracy, the judiciary under the APC government is a failure.”
Their placards with inscriptions like; “Presidency and Judiciary murder Democracy”.
Speaking on behalf of the People Democratic Party PDP, Hassan Garba, who led the group condemned the verdict Imo State Gubernatorial election by the Supreme Court.
In his speech, Mr Hassan said that it was a criminal act against the party PDP, and the people of Imo State, said, ” we don’t accept that judgement by supreme court which removed our candidate, Mr. Emeka Ihedioha and put senator Hope Uzodinma of APC. Something must be done to save our democracy.”
Furthermore, the protest recorded peace and harmony at the commencement but was violent a little last.
“You see that woman over there (pointing across) came to meet us in our area, all of us live in the same area (didn’t mention the area anyway) and told us to come and do work for them and that they would pay us and now they are trying to play us. PDP is a fuck up party, they would never win I swear.
On the other hand, another member of the group who spoke on condition of anonymity, said, “the people that brought us here there are there, one of them just entered the car that he is going to bring money for us and since we didn’t see him again. please aunty joke apart, they never give us our money and I never eat since morning. You see, I don’t even have transport to go home so if you go help me, aunty, please.”
Another group member also spoke: ”all of us are leaving in the same area and they told us to wear black and black and they promised to pay us two thousand (N2000) each if we finish our job and now they abandon us here (National Assembly entrance)”.