The protest embarked upon, on Monday by the leaders and members of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) against the judgement of the Supreme Court on the Imo State governorship election has ended abruptly at the Eagle Square in Abuja.
The protesters, who had taken off from the PDP Secretariat in Maitama, popularly called Legacy House, were en route to the Supreme Court, but on getting to the Eagle Square, they noticed that suspected members of the All Progressives Congress(APC) had gathered at the Supreme Court junction.
The leaders of the protest, to avoid clash or confrontation with the suspected APC members, decided to stop the PDP members from continuing with the protest to the Supreme Court, which initially was supposed to be the terminal point of the protest.
The protest did not also end without an accident as some of the PDP protesters escaped death by the whiskers.
The affected PDP protesters were in a motorcade, suddenly at the Transcorp Hilton junction, one of the vehicles rammed into a truck also conveying some other PDP protesters but there were no injuries and no death was recorded.
The Supreme Court had on January 14 nullified the victory of Emeka Ihedioha, who is the party’s candidate in the 2019 governorship candidate.
The apex court had held that the candidate of the All Progressives Congress(APC), Hope Uzodinma, is the duly elected governor of the state and ordered that he should be sworn in as the governor of the state.
Some of the PDP leaders at the protest include National Chairman, Uche Secondus; the Vice-Presidential candidate of the party in the 2019 election, Peter Obi and Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe.
Also present were members of the party’s National Working Committee(NWC) as well as the PDP Youth Leader, Ude Okoye.