…Take protest to Nigeria Embassy in UK
By Simeon OSAJIE
The February 25 2023 general election which took place across the Nigeria where the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Ahmend Tinubu was declared winner has caused controversy both inside and outside of the nation.
There have been numerous protests following Bola Ahmed Tinubu’ s victory as the All Progressive Congress’ presidential candidate, including among Nigerians living abroad.
The9JaTREND gathered that Diaspora Nigerians gathered in front of the Nigerian Embassy in the UK to express their displeasure with the election results. They screamed, “Give Us Obi, Give Us Obi”, with no ambiguity in a video that has now become viral on Twitter and other social media spaces. The chant demanded that Peter Obi, the Labour Party candidate, be recognised as the winner by the electoral commission.
Although the demonstration was peaceful, its message was crystal clear: Nigerians living abroad want to be heard. Despite their willingness to take part in the political process, many of them have been denied the right to vote in elections. They are requesting impartial elections that reflect the will of the people, wherever they may be.
The Nigerian government is in charge of making sure the election is free, fair and transparent. Election integrity is crucial, and the results must accurately represent the will of the electorate. It is important to listen to Nigerians living abroad and to address their issues.
There is a lot of anger about the election results, as evidenced by the demonstration in front of the Nigerian embassy in the UK. Nigerians from all over the world are protesting what they believe to be a flawed and unfair process. To address these issues and restore trust in the democratic process, the government must take action.
Nigeria has a long history of democratic government, and its people are justifiably proud of their capacity to take part in it. This pride is, however, muted by a mounting sense of disappointment in the political process. The results could be disastrous if the government does not address these issues.
Nigerians living abroad demonstrated in front of the Nigerian Embassy in the UK, making a strong statement about the importance of free, fair and credible elections. In order to allay Nigerians’ worries at home and abroad and restore trust in the democratic system, the government must act. Only then can Nigeria legitimately assert that it is a democratic country.
Meanwhile, the presidential candidate for the Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi has decided against using violence to protest the results of the presidential election on February 25. Instead, he will seek redress by going before a Nigerian court. On Wednesday, Mr. Obi announced this during a global news conference that was broadcast on national television networks.