The United States chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced a plan to hold a rally in solidarity with Nigeria’s President-Elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
In a statement on Saturday, the APC United States National Youth Leader, Oyakhilome Bello, said the party has already obtained a permit for the peaceful protest.
Belo stated that the protest, which will hold on April 3 at Lafayette Park, South West Quadrant, Washington DC, is to counter the planned protest organized by ‘Obidients’ on the same day.
He further vowed that the chapter will galvanise and work hard to defend the mandate of Tinubu even from the Diaspora.
Bello added that the protest was also to let the world know that Tinubu was the winner of the February 25 presidential election as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
He said: “It is to demonstrate against anti-democratic forces whose desire is to overturn Nigeria’s just-concluded presidential election and cause unrest in the country.
“We will defend the voice of the majority of Nigerian electorate because we have come too far to let some few selected people destroy what we have built over decades.”
Bello, therefore, invited all defenders of democracy to a peaceful protest outside Washington’s Capital on the slated date.
He added: “The APC USA Chapter, under the leadership of Prof. Adesegun Labinjo, its National Chairman, and Maryland Branch Chairman, Adeleke Lamoriyu, had secured a permit for the protest to show solidarity for the peoples’ mandate freely given to Tinubu on Feb. 25 at the poll.
“We will galvanize and work hard to defend the voice of the majority of the Nigerian electorate because we have come too far to let some few selected people destroy what we have built over decades.
“I hereby call on all patriots, lovers, and defenders of democracy far and near to join us as we show our support for the people’s mandate.”
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