Osun Rerun Protest: PDP Reminds Buhari Of Something With Throwback Photo
After some police officials fired teargas at members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja protesting against the result of the Osun State governorship election, the party raised issues.
The police have said it was meant to disperse the protesters the force in a statement described as unruly and violent.
But the PDP said the reaction of the police to Friday's protest was an attack on its members.
After the incident, the PDP posted a statement on its Twitter page, further emphasising that it would not stop protesting.
"No amount of attacks, aggression or acts of intimidation will deter us from confronting and dismantling the rigging machinery of the failed and dysfunctional All Progressives Congress (APC).
"We are coasting to victory in 2019," the party said.
A throwback image was also shared by the party, with a message reminding President Muhammadu Buhari of a protest he was part of in 2014.
"Photo of President Muhammadu Buhari, Oyegun, others protesting on the streets on November 19, 2014, where they accused INEC of working with the Presidential Villa to rig the 2015 elections...," the opposition party wrote.
The images shared, which was on Vanguard's website, was posted on November 20, 2014 by the news organisation.
It was a protest by members of the All Progressives Congress prior to the 2015 general election.
The Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amechi, who was the Governor of Rivers State at the time, was one of the most outspoken protesters of that day.
He said: “Today is the choice to stop the President from defeating our interest to be Nigerians, the interest to become responsible for our own lives and choose their president.
Today, the President must tell us why he stopped INEC from distributing the polling units on population basis.
"Today, the President must tell us whether he is our president, regional president or an ethnic president".
The PDP then accused President Buhari of depriving Nigerians their right to a peaceful protest.
"Four years later, the same Buhari won't allow Nigerians to protest," the part added.
#Throwback— Official PDP Nigeria (@OfficialPDPNig) October 5, 2018
Photo of @MBuhari, Oyegun, others protesting on the streets on Nov. 19, 2014, where they accused INEC of working with the Presidential Villa to rig the 2015 elections...
Four years later, the same Buhari won't allow Nigerians to protest.#TyrantBuhari @OfficialAPCNg pic.twitter.com/7M8BHsedHk
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