One group, known as the Democratic Party of Interested Peoples (CPDP, youth), protested in front of the National Assembly Complex, Abuja, against the recent Supreme Court judgment, which removed Emeka Ihedioha from the PDP and declared Senator Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as the real winner of the Imo state government elections in 2019.
According to reports, the protesters all appeared in black suits, composed of young men and women in their 20s.
They also carried different posters with inscriptions like: "Presidency and Judiciary assassinate democracy", "The Supreme Court is a fraud", "The Judiciary under the APC government is a failure".
In their statements, the group's leader, Hassan Garba, who condemned the trial in full, said it was an assault on the PDP and the people of Imo State.
“We do not accept the Supreme Court judgment, which removed our candidate, Mr. Emeka Ihedioha, and placed APC Senator Hope Uzodinma. Something must be done to save our democracy. "
However, the peaceful protest at first became violent, as some people started fighting over some unknown issues at the time of this report.
Earlier this week, the PDP, through its national spokesman, Kola Ologbodiyan, described the decision as another sad comment on the country's democratic order.
The PDP regretted that the collective fate of the people was taken from the governor he chose and handed over to someone and a political party that the residents do not want.
He further regretted that Ihedioha's progress as governor of Imo State is now being compromised as a result of the Supreme Court judgment.