Rivers State indigenes in the United Kingdom, UK, have protested the planned Military interference in the forthcoming 2019 general elections, calling on the International Community to check the excesses of the Federal Government of Nigeria.
The protest which was powered by the One Million Youths for New Rivers State, held at the Nigerian High Commission, in London.
The group submitted their petition to the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, the House of Commons, and also briefed the Leadership of the Nigerian Community in the United Kingdom.
The protesters who were led by the National Coordinator of the One Million Youths for New Rivers State, Hon. Ehie Edison, and Secretary General, Hon. Major Jack, also condemned the use of the Nigerian Armed Forces, to intimidate voters and political opponents of the Federal Government.
They further condemned the non-implementation of the Ogoni clean up exercise, despite the flag off of the process three years ago.
The protesters said that they resolved to involve the International Community, because it is obvious that the Federal Government plans to rig the 2019 elections.
They stated that President Muhammadu Buhari has distributed permanent voters cards to citizens of neighbouring Niger Republic, in order to rig the elections.
A Spokesman for the protesters, also condemned the fact that the Federal Government drew up an itinerary that prevented Prince Charles of Wales from visiting the oil rich Niger Delta.
They called on the United Kingdom to work with other countries, to ensure free, fair, and peaceful polls, in 2019.
According to them, President Buhari should not be allowed to use the Military to rig the 2019 general elections, especially in Rivers and other Niger Delta States.
The protesters were received by Officials of the Nigerian High Commission to the United Kingdom.