Sowore Reacts As Atiku Leads PDP Supporters To Protest At INEC Headquarters In Abuja
The African Action Congress (AAC) candidate in the just concluded presidential election, Omoyele Sowore, has reacted as his counterpart in the race, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), led a protest on Monday over the outcome of the February 25th polls.
Naija News reported earlier that Atiku led top PDP chieftains and supporters to a protest at the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) today to express dissatisfaction with the announcement of Bola Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as president-elect.
Last week, INEC declared Tinubu as the February 25th presidential election winner. A few hours later, the commission issued the former Governor of Lagos State a Certificate of Return.
Atiku, however, led PDP supporters to INEC’s head office today wearing black clothes and carrying placards with different inscriptions in protest against the declaration by the electoral commission.
Reacting to the development, Sowore commended the PDP camp for their action. According to him, activism was not different from politics.
“After all, activism is not different from politics. Good to see @atiku @OfficialPDPNig fight for electoral justice; everyone must engage in civil disobedience to extinguish the monumental injustice perpetrated by @inecnigeria, except that for us revolutionaries, we don’t get the privilege to have the Department of State Services and police bodyguards to protect us during protests like this, they usually unleash the police, soldiers and the DSS on us with absolute cruelty,” Sowore wrote on Twitter.