Prince Uche Secondus, the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Tuesday led members of the party to embark on a massive protest in Abuja.
The protesters were made up of the youths, women, some PDP chieftains, members and sympathisers of the party.
Secondus was protesting the alleged unfairness of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, saying the commission was programmed to declaring concocted election results in favour of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
Some of the placards read, “Let our election results counts, “Oyo result is a big scam, International community save our democracy, We need free and fair election result. Stop manipulation, International observers save our democracy”.
The large crowd of protesters started from Shehu Shagari way in Maitama Abuja enroute to the INEC, headquarters.
In other news All Progressives Congress, APC, may have readjusted its plans to unleash President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory charm on five states it regards as strongholds of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, ahead of this weekend’s governorship and state Assembly polls. Plans by the President to visit the five states, including Delta, Akwa Ibom, Sokoto, Kwara and Taraba, Vanguard learned, have been cancelled. Another state that had been included in the campaign itinerary of the President was Imo State.
Though controlled by APC, the party is under stress in the state on account of multiple crises among tendencies in the state chapter and the face-off between the governor and National Working Committee, NWC, of the party. Instead of the President, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo was on call in Delta and Akwa Ibom states, two states the APC is battling to pave the way for it into the heart of Niger Delta.
Further uncertainty about the Presidency’s plans surfaced, yesterday, as it was learned that tomorrow’s planned visits to three PDP-controlled northern states of Kwara, Sokoto and Taraba had been cancelled.A similar visit to Imo State earlier scheduled for yesterday, according to Presidency sources, was cancelled at the last minute. It could not be confirmed at press time why the visits to the five states were cancelled. A senior official of APC contacted on the development feigned ignorance of the reasons for the cancellation. Presidency officials also did not respond to phone calls and text messages sent to them at press time.
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