The protest was conducted on Monday, March 16, by armed members of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) who announced their support for Jonathan and demanded Jega's resignation.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has threatened to report President Goodluck Jonathan to the International Criminal Court (ICC) over a violent protest recently held in Lagos by his supporters.
The protest was conducted on Monday, March 16, by armed members of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) who announced their support for Jonathan and demanded the resignation of Attahiru Jega, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission.
The opposition party made the threat on Wednesday, 18, via a statement released by the spokesperson of the APC campaign organization, Garba Shehu.
The statement reads:
“Our investigations have confirmed that Monday's (16th March, 2015) show was a dress-rehearsal for the main disruption planned for the general elections. Lagos, and the entire South West, being a stronghold of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has been marked for massive disheveling commotion that would involve killings, maiming and kidnapping.”
“Our findings have further shown that the recent Nine Billion naira (N9 Billion) Pipeline surveillance contract to OPC and some militant groups in Southern Nigeria was the elixir for the latest crude impudence of the pro-Jonathan armed groups. Indeed, the contract award was indeed a subterfuge for the mobilization of these murderous militant groups for the destruction of lives and property to force the desire of the re-election of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan on the Nigerian people.”
“As an opposition APC, we are using this medium to serve Dr. Goodluck Jonathan the notice of our formal protest of this extreme show of impunity to the International Criminal Court (ICC). We are aware that Mrs Patience Jonathan is already on the watch list of ICC. The activities of this President and his wife as regards the elections are not patriotic and very unhelpful for entrenching democratic values in the nation.”
The APC has reported First Lady, Patience Jonathan to the ICC and the court has said that it would give due consideration to the opposition party’s petition.