Protesters demand Buhari’s resignation, say President cannot be away indefinitely

By Titilope Fadare

OrderPaperToday – A group of protesters under the aegis of Concerned Nigerians have taken to the streets of Abuja to demand either the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari or his immediate return to his duty post.

The protesters who defied the rain on Monday decried the absence of Buhari who has been on medical vacation for 90 days in London; while also expressing strong dissatisfaction with the inability of Acting President Yemi Osibanjo to take charge.

The group which converged at the Unity Fountain in Abuja stressed that the President resumes work or get subjected to section 141 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The protest leader, Deji Adeyanju said: “Members of the Concerned Nigerians will march to the Presidential Villa to demand the resignation of the President. The protest will continue tomorrow with a sit-out at the Unity Fountain until the president either returns or resigns. The sit-out will continue daily from 9 am to 10 am.

“The president cannot continue to remain in London infinitum. Osinbajo cannot continue to function as an Acting President Infinitum

“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 for 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.” 

Also speaking during the protest is renowned singer Charles ‘Charly Boy’ Oputa who declared that “Our Mumu Don Do.”

Officers of the Nigeria Police Force, various police vans and horses were also present at the scene of the protest.

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