Some members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP protesting the supreme court judgement against ousted Imo governor Emeka Ihedioha, are lucky to be alive after an accident in Abuja.
The Supreme Court had on January 14 nullified the victory of Chief Emeka Ihedioha, who is the PDP Imo State 2019 governorship candidate, spurring some leaders of the party to embark on the protest.
Some of the PDP leaders at the protest included the PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus; the 2019 Vice-President candidate, Peter Obi; and the Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe, The Punch reports.
Also present were members of the PDP National Working Committee as well as the PDP Youth Leader, Ude Okoye.
The protesters, who had taken off from the PDP complex in Maitama, Abuja popularly called the Legacy House, were en route to the Supreme Court, but on getting to the Eagles Square, they noticed that suspected members of the All Progressives Congress had gathered at the Supreme Court junction.
The leaders of the protest, to avoid clash or confrontation with the suspected APC members, decided to stop the PDP members from continuing with the protest to the Supreme Court, which initially was supposed to be the terminal point of the protest.
The protest did not also end without an accident. Some of the PDP protesters escaped death by the whiskers.
The affected PDP protesters were in some vehicles, but suddenly at the Transcorp Hilton junction, one of the vehicles rammed into a truck also conveying some other PDP protesters.
However, there were no injuries and no death recorded.