Secondus, Abaribe, others storm US, UK embassies to seek intervention over removal of Ihedioha
The party leaders made the call on Friday as they continued their protest against the judgement of the apex court which sacked the PDP candidate, Emeka Ihedioha, as the governor of Imo State.
Starting from the party’s national secretariat, they walked through some streets of the nation’s capital to the embassies where they submitted their petitions.
Those who took part in the protest include members of the PDP National Working Committee (NWC), Board of Trustees (BoT), and National Assembly, among others.
The National Organising Secretary, Colonel Austin Akobundu (rtd) had hinted in a statement on Thursday that movement during the demonstration would be by individual vehicles in a peaceful and non-violent manner.
He said, “In continuation of our protests as ordered by NEC, the National Chairman has directed that all members of the NWC, BOT, leadership, and members of the National Assembly, and other critical stakeholders of our great party would be presenting our petitions to the embassies of the United States of America, United Kingdom, and the European Union on the State of Affairs in the country.
Chairman of the NWC, Uche Secondus, said, “On behalf of the PDP and the masses, we call on the international community to come to the assistance of our dear country”.
“The content of our letter is for international community to advise our government to obey the rule of law particularly as it relates to National Assembly and judiciary.”
Secondus noted that President Buhari was overwhelmed with the security challenges in the country.
The apex court had on January 14, 2020 declared Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress as the duly elected governor of the state, thereby bringing Ihedioha’s reign to an abrupt end.