Despite the heavy downpour in Abuja on Monday, Nigerians, majorly youths, led by Charles Oputa, known as Charlyboy, made good their threat to protest over the continuous stay of President Muhammadu Buhari in London.
The group which gathered under the umbrella of a civil organisation, Concerned Nigerians, started their Monday protest from the Unity Fountain in Abuja. They demanded that President Buhari must immediately return from London or resign.
It is 92 days since Buhari returned to London on May 7, for a follow-up treatment. He had earlier spent 49 days in London on medical vacation between January and February this year.
Speaking during the protest in Abuja on Monday, the group convener, Deji Adeyanju, said they will march to the Presidential Villa to call for the resignation of the President Buhari.
He added that the protest will continue tomorrow with a sit-out at the Unity Fountain until Buhari either returns or resigns.
According to Adeyanju, the Concerned Nigerians group will each day gather by 9am to 10am to continue their protest.
“The president cannot continue to remain in London infinitum. Osinbajo cannot continue to function as an Acting President Infinitum. Charlyboy leads protest to demand for Buhari’s return or resignation. You can imagine what happened after the Anambra attack, the Presidency issued a statement, they did not allow Osinbajo to take charge.
“Same with the Sallah celebration, they also released an audio in Hausa for all Nigerians. Osinbajo was not allowed to take charge. They are holding the country to ransom. It is not by force to remain a president. It is also time Section 144 is activated.
“Snapping picture is not a prerequisite for fitness, we must as a matter of urgency call on the president to resume or resign”, he stated.
CharlyBoy, who said he was at the protest to demand for the resumption or resignation of President Buhari, added in his speech at the event, “Our mumu don do.”
Officers of the Nigeria Police Force in several police vans and on top horses were seen at the event trying to ensure there was no breakdown of law and order.
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