Nigerians granted permit in the US to protest election results

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A permit has been granted to some Nigerians in the United States to stage a protest against the election of Bola Tinubu as President of Nigeria.

According to reports, the demonstration is scheduled to take place on April 3. Tai Balofin, Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the US, has reassured Nigerians that they need not be troubled by the planned protest.

In a statement released on Thursday, Balofin revealed that the US government is not in support of the protest and that anyone can secure permission to stage a demonstration.

Nigerians protest in the United States

He was quoted as saying, “It is important to note that the US government is not involved or in support of the protest, as anybody can get approval for a peaceful protest. It is our belief that the Nigerian presidential election was free and fair, and Asiwaju 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 want to assure Nigerians that Nigeria will not secede, and it will remain united; we must work together to salvage it.”

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Tinubu the winner of the presidential election after securing 8,794,726 votes, while Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) came second with 6,984,520 votes, and Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) was next with 6,101,533 votes. Currently, Abubakar and Obi are challenging the victory of Tinubu before the presidential election tribunal.

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