APC plans counter protest in the US
The United States Chapter of the All Progressives Congress says it has scheduled a solidarity march in Washington D C in support of Bola Tinubu, the president-elect.
In a statement signed by Tai Balofin, its chairman, the group said the march will take place on April 3 at the Lafayette Park – Southwest Quadrant – opposite the White House, to counter a protest by supporters of the Labour Party.
This comes after the report that some Nigerians resident in the US had reportedly gotten a permit to protest against the election victory of the president-elect, Bola Tinubu, on April 3.
However, Balofin, said a group of Nigerians loyal to Peter Obi, the LP presidential candidate staged a demonstration opposite the White House on March 30.
He said the US government was not involved or in support of the protest, as anybody can get approval for a peaceful protest.
He urged Nigerians not to be worried by the actions of the protesters.
“We also wish to state that this protest was sponsored by Peter Obi, who lost the election in Nigeria,” the statement reads.
“We believe that the Nigerian presidential election was free and fair, and Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu won the election. The majority of Nigerian voters gave him their mandate, and no propaganda, manipulation or tissue of lies can stop his inauguration.
“We have mobilized true Nigerians to come out in support of their mandate, and we believe that the protesters will not succeed in their mission to disrupt the peace and stability of Nigeria”.