Buhari! Where Are You? Protesters Demand Buhari’s Resignation
As earlier scheduled by “Concerned Nigerians”, protesters on Monday morning marched to the entrance of Aso Rock to request that President Muhammadu Buhari either come back to resume office or resign.
On Saturday, 5th of August, a coalition of civil society groups under the aegis of “Concerned Nigerians” pledged to hit the streets if president Buhari did not resume office after ninety (90) days.
President Mohammadu Buhari has been in London where he is receiving medical attention since May 7, 2017.
On Monday, the civil society groups marched in the heavy fall of rain carrying placards with different inscriptions – “Our ignorance must come to an end” “Buhari! Where are you?” “We are tired of being enslaved in our country” “Buhari called for impeachment when Yar’Adua was sick, now we are calling for the same”.
The protesters demand that the president should resign instead of holding the entire nation to ransom.
What the protesters demanded for are; “that president Buhari either personally or through any of his aides reveal the true detail of his health status to Nigerians; that president Buhari should address all Nigerians in an official language we can all understand on the exact state of his health and other critical national issues; that the president should return to Nigeria and resume work as president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to lead us out of present economic and security quagmire we have been force into as a nation; if President Mohammadu Buhari fails or refuses to do any of the aforementioned demands, then he should honourably resign from office; if he fails to resign from office, then he should be constitutionally impeached from office by the national assembly”.
Generally, the protest was well organised and peaceful. However, a set of anti-riot policemen was positioned within the perimeter of the Aso villa entrance gate to prevent a breakdown of law and order.
In his expression, the presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, described all the protesters’ demands as unconstitutional.