The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dr Iyorchia Ayu and the PDP vice presidential candidate, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa will lead other Chieftains and members of the party in a protest at the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja on Monday over the controversial outcome of the presidential election, which it claimed was rigged in favour of the ruling All Progressives Congress.
Recall that INEC had unlawfully declared Bola Tinubu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the winner of the election and President-elect of the presidential poll held on February 25, despite the fact that he did not meet the 25% constitutional requirement in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Opposition parties also say that the election was held contrary to the electoral Act because results were not electronically transmitted in real time, as stipulated.
Peter Obi of the Labour Party has already challenged the outcome in court.
Now, in a notice by the Director of Administration of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council, Ibrahim Bashir, the PDP informed its members that the protest would take off from the Legacy House in the Maitama area by 10 am.
He wrote, “I am directed to respectfully invite Your Excellencies: The National Chairman, Dr Iyrochia Ayu, The Vice Presidential Candidate and Governor of Delta State, Dr. Ifeanyichukwu Okowa.
“Governors of; Akwa Ibom and Chairman of PCC, Mr Udom Emmanuel, Sokoto state and DG of PCC, Rt Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, and Governors of Bayelsa, Edo, Adamawa, Bauchi, Taraba and Osun States.
“Former Senate Presidents, Senator David Mark and Senator Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, BOT members, NEC members, PDP Senators and House of Representatives Members, NWC members of the party, DDGs, Directors, Deputies and Assistant Directors of NCMC; Members of the PCC;
“Leadership of People Living With Disabilities and all other Stakeholders to a protest march to INEC Office.”