The All Progressives Congress has raised concern over the protest at the park in front of the White House against the victory of President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
A statement issued on Thursday by Prof. Tai Balofi, Chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC United States, pointed fingers of scorn at the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, as the protest’s mastermind.
Balofin, who vowed to mobilise pro-Tinubu supporters to counter the protesters, maintained that the majority of Nigerian voters gave Tinubu ” their mandate, and no propaganda, manipulation or tissue of lies can stop his inauguration.”
The statement read in part:” We wish to inform the public that a group of the Nigerian 2023 Presidential election losers is currently protesting at the park in front of the White House. 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.
“We also wish to state that this protest was sponsored by Peter Obi, who lost the election in Nigeria. It is our belief that the Nigerian Presidential election was free and fair, and Asiwaju Ahmed 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.
“The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress APC in the United States, Prof. Tai Balofin, assures Nigerians not to be perturbed by the actions of the protesters. We have mobilized true Nigerians to come out in support of their mandate, and we believe that the protesters will not succeed in their mission to disrupt the peace and stability of Nigeria.
“We want to assure Nigerians that Nigeria will not secede, and it will remain united. We must work together to salvage it. Prof. Balofin, who spoke to the press today, says that the opposition who lost will meet the winner at the protest ground.
“We urge all Nigerians to remain calm and peaceful, as we believe that justice will prevail, and the mandate of the Nigerian people will be respected.”