In order to protest the results of the 2023 presidential election in Nigeria, supporters of Labour Party candidate Peter Obi are now permitted to utilize a park in the United States.
The license enables approximately 100 demonstrators to congregate for four hours on April 3 in Washington, D.C.’s famous Lafayette Park. The park, which sits just across from the White House, has played a significant role in American history.
The organizers stated, “We in the diaspora are demonstrating to call the US government and Biden administration to not accept the winner.”
The organizers of the protest and anybody else present at it, according to the US Department of the Interior, must “comply with all reasonable directives of the United States Park Police.”
“All sideways, walkways and highways must remain clear to allow for the normal use of these areas by pedestrians, automobiles, and other park visitors,” the demonstrators were advised.
American protests by Peter Obi’s supporters
Nigerian American Coalition for Justice and Democracy Inc., a pro-Peter Obi organization, is in charge of organizing the rally.
Former governor of Anambra State Obi lost the election to Bola Tinubu, a candidate for the ruling All Progressives Congress and a former governor of Lagos State (APC).
According to a document seen by The Guardian, Franklin Ekechukwu is the protest’s organizer.
On March 1, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Tinubu the victor of the presidential race. There were 18 contestants in all.