July 15, 2024

US grants Nigerians permission to protest results of 2023 presidential election

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US grants Nigerians permission to protest results of 2023 presidential election

The United States of America has granted Nigerians living in the country permission to protest against the outcome of Nigeria’s 2023 Presidential election held on February 25, 2023.

The Nigerians in the diaspora under the aegis of the Nigerian American Coalition for Justice and Democracy, Inc. in a memo from the permit granted by the United States Department of the Interior, said that the aim of the protest is to express their displeasure and rejection of the election.

The permission letter dated March 28, shows that the protest is slated for April 3, 2023, at Lafayette Park, opposite the White House from 8 am to 12 pm with an anticipated 100 participants.

On the purpose of the protest, the convener, Franklin Ekechukwu, said, “Nigerian election was conducted on February 25, 2023, the institution that conducted the election did not follow their guideline nor rule of law in accordance with democratic principles.

“We in the diaspora are demonstrating to call the attention of the US government and Biden administration to not recognise the projected winner.”

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, who contested the election under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Anambra governor, Peter Obi, who contested under the platform of the Labour Party (LP) have separately filed petitions challenging the process and the outcome of the election.

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