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PDP protests Threat to Democracy

Nigeria’s main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have decried the state of the country’s democracy. The party’s National Chairman, Uche Secondus took the protest to the United States Embassy and the British High Commission in Abuja on Friday, January 31, where it submitted petitions in which it called for the assistance of the international community, to advise the Nigerian government on the need to adhere to the rule of law. The party expressed concerns that the President, Muhammadu Buhari is no longer able to ensure the protection of the lives and property of Nigerians. Secondus described the judiciary as lacking independence, “which is now threatening our democracy , as well as the peace, stability and corporate existence of our nation”, making specific reference to the judgment of the Supreme Court on the Imo governorship election. The party also called for a review of the judgment, as well as the resignation of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mohammed Tanko.

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