Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Concerned Nigerians tell Buhari Resume or Resign

HUNDREDS of Nigerians, under the aegis of Coalition of Civil Society Organisations, on Monday, protested against the prolonged absence of President Muhammadu Buhari from the country.

The protesters, who converged under the platform of the Civil Society Coalition and the “Our Mumu Don Do” advocacy groups, were led on the street protest by maverick musician, Charles Oputa (aka Charly Boy).

The protesters stormed the streets of Abuja and demanded that the president either resigned of returned to the country.

The groups defied the early morning rain and converged on the Unity Fountain Close to the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, from where they marched on the Shehu Shagari Way, towards the gate of the Presidential Villa.

Charly Boy and a former Director of New Media at the national headquarters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Deji Adeyanju, addressed the crowd of protesters, saying that Buhari’s absence in more than 90 days was unacceptable.

According to them, the president’s absence was rather enriching few individuals against the collective interest of the country.

They also said only a few persons who saw themselves as cabal in the Aso Villa were profiting from the president’s absence at the expense of the larger Nigerian society.

The protesters stated that the president’s ill health had been stage-managed by his handlers who were expected to tell the truth.

Adeyanju said the handlers of President Buhari must tell the truth about his health, adding that if the president could not continue, he should resign to allow Osinbajo take over the ship of governance.

“The president cannot continue to remain in London infinitum and Osinbajo cannot continue infinitum as acting president.

“They are holding the country to ransom, it is not by force to remain a president; it is time to invoke Section 144 of the constitution,” he said.

Source: Tribune

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