The Senate Minority leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe and Uche Secondus, National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have led a protest of their party at the US Embassy and the UK High Commission in Abuja over President Muhammadu Buhari’s government’s alleged disregard for the rule of law and insecurity in Nigeria.
The protest was in furtherance of demonstration of the opposition, which began two weeks ago, when it marched to the apex court over the controversial sack of Imo State governor by that court.
Peter Obi, a former governor of Anambra, Abaribe and Secondus had led the protest.
On Friday, Mr. Secondus asked the international community to pressure the Buhari government to respect the rule of law, especially with regard to the judiciary and national assembly.
The PDP national chairman also expressed support for Abaribe, who had called for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari over insecurity in the country.
He said, “On behalf of the PDP and the poor masses, there is a need for the international community to come to the assistance of our dear country,” he said.
“Nigeria is a member of the comity of nations. Nigeria is not an island. The content of our letter is for the international community to advise our government to obey the rule of law, particularly as it relates to the national assembly and the judiciary.”
He condemned again the January 14 Supreme Court judgement which sacked Ihedioha as governor.
According to him, that judgment should be reviewed.
Mr. Secondus, said their presence is also present protest papers to the embassies over the insecurity in the country under Buhari.
The PDP accuses the president of having lost control of the security of the nation.