US-based Nigerians To Stage Protest Against Tinubu’s Win Opposite The White House

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A group of US-based Nigerians has obtained permission to stage a protest on April 3 to express their displeasure over the Nigerian presidential election.

The Nigerian presidential poll was held on February 25, 2023, where three major contestants namely Bola Tinubu, Atiku Abubakar, and Peter Obi ran shoulder to shoulder. The result which was announced days later has the All Progressive Congress candidate, Bola Tinubu getting the highest vote thus becoming the president-elect of the country.

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Nigerians living in the United States of America who were not happy with the way the election turned out sought the permission of the United State Government to carry out a protest at Lafayette Park, opposite the White House.

In a memo, the Nigerians explained that INEC “did not follow their guidelines nor rule of law in accordance with democratic principles.” They also implore the American government not to recognize the projected winner.

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

The United States Department of Interior has granted permission for the protest on the condition that the participants must comply with all of the conditions of this permit and with all reasonable directions of the US Park Police.

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