Secondus absent as PDP take protest to EU, French embassies

The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and some party members in the National Assembly, on Tuesday, continued their protest over the state of affairs in the country.

PDP national chairman, Uche Secondus, was not present at the protest. Mr Secondus was at the Lagos State High Court on Monday in a suit challenging the special congress of the party which produced Deji Doherty as Lagos State PDP chairman last November.

PDP National Secretary, Senator Ibrahim Tsauri, however, led the protest and presented the party’s protest letter to the embassies’ officials.

They first visited the embassy of the European Union before proceeding to the embassy of France.

Mr Tsauri said democracy has been derailed in Nigeria and solicited the cooperation and assistance of the international community.

The party had on January 31 held protests at the embassy of the United States and the British High Commission in Abuja.

The PDP called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign over rising insecurity in the country and alleged that the executive had taken control over the legislature and the judiciary, using the January 14 Supreme Court judgement which sacked Emeka Ihedioha as governor of Imo State as case study.