The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said it will protest against the Supreme Court’s verdict that led to the removal of Emeka Ihedioha as governor of Imo state.

In a statement, Austin Akobundu, PDP national organising secretary, said the “non-violent protest” would commence at 9am on Monday in Abuja.


TheCable reported that Akobundu said the take-off point for the demonstration is Legacy House, the party’s campaign headquarters in Maitama.

“In line with the approval of the National Executive Committee of our Great Party, the National Chairman has directed that a peaceful, civil and non-violent protest be organized in the Federal Capital Territory to register the displeasure of the party against the current state of affairs in the country, especially the miscarriages of justice of the Supreme Court against the lawfully elected Governor of Imo,” he said.

“This is a clarion call to all lovers of Democracy as we join hands to save our dear nation.”

Last week, the apex court sacked Ihedioha and affirmed Hope Uzodinma, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as governor of Imo.

The electoral commission declared Ihedioha winner of the governorship election in March but Uzodinma challenged his victory.

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