Published: Thu, August 10, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

Pro-Buhari Protesters 'shut down' Abuja

Pro-Buhari Protesters 'shut down' Abuja

The protesters today converged at Unity Fountain, the same venue where a rival group of demonstrators under the hashtag, #ResumeorResign, had staged protests three days ago demanding the ailing president's immediate return to Nigeria or his resignation.

FOLLOWING the recent call by a group of concerned Nigerians in President Muhammadu Buhari to either resume or resign, a Coalition for Good Governance and Change Initiatives on Thursday in Abuja said there is no cause for alarm on the President's health.

President Buhari had on May 7 left Nigeria for London on medical trip to treat an undisclosed ailment.

Yesterday, protesters had been tear gassed by security operatives who claimed the protest had been hijacked by the wrong crowd.

Abdullahi said the protest was meant to force the president to resign or terminate his medical vacation.

- Urge Police to adopt more democratic measures.

"Since the "Our-Mumu-Don-Do" protesters did not conduct themselves in such a manner as to disturb public peace, it is not right for the police to brutalize the people as they reportedly did".

Meanwhile, the Arewa Youth Forum (AYF) has accused northern governors and South West politicians of being responsible for the protest against Buhari.

The group also said there was no provision in the constitution which stated how long the president will stay out of office while seeking medical attention.

Solomon Dalung had met with President Buhari yesterday in London while he was away in London to monitor IAAF world championship going on.

Popular artist, Charlie Boy, and Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke admonished Nigerian youths to join the campaign to demand Buhari's return or resignation, noting that the issue is about the future and well-being of the nation.

"Let it be known that we are not unmindful of what is happening in Nigeria".

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