We’ll crush anti-president-elect, FG protesters, Pro-Tinubu demonstrators warn Atiku, Obi
From Romanus Ugwu, Abuja
Pro–Tinubu protesters, yesterday, grounded vehicular and human traffic around the Federal Secretariat to Presidential Villa in the Central Business District, Abuja, warning the presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar and Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, against organising any anti-Tinubu or the Federal Government protests.
The group under the auspices of the Natives, also cautioned the PDP and LP presidential candidates against intimidating judiciary and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in expressing grievances over the recently conducted presidential election.
Asked what they intend to do should they mobilise their supporters to protest against the outcome of the presidential election that produced president-elect, Bola Tinubu, the protesters warned they will match any anti-protesters strength for strength.
Speaking to newsmen during the protest they tagged: “Intimidation of INEC and judiciary and a thank-you walk to the Presidential Villa,” the protesters, led by its supreme leader, Smart Edwards, insisted they will no longer take lightly the intimidation from Obidients and Atikulated supporters.
“If they decide to protest instead of taking up the court option, we will clash, we will clash, I say we will clash. This is our government and we will not take any rubbish. If you are not interested in this government, the option left for you is to go and sleep.
“The Atiku and Obi supporters should not even try coming out to protest again because we will clash with them. Nobody should come out to intimidate us. They have to go to the court and wait for whatever decision the court took. PDP is a beneficiary of the judiciary, Obi is also a beneficiary of Supreme Court.
“Buhari is also a beneficiary of Supreme Court. We advice Atiku and Obi to seek redress in court instead of mobilising people to the street to protest, but if they go ahead to organise protesters, we will clash and it will be a clash like no other,” the supreme leader warned.
Edwards cautioned that if both parties and their candidates have grievances against the results as declared by INEC, they should go to court instead of threatening the peace of the country and its democratic process.
The rally had representatives of National Association of the Nigeria Students and other various youths groups in attendance.