Protesters: Buhari Holding Nigeria to Ransom

Shift o: When you get old, you let others take over – Jim Iyke

Shift o: When you get old, you let others take over – Jim Iyke

Some of the placards being displayed at the protest ground include: 'the system is working, no cause for alarm, 'we repose confidence on President Muhammadu Buhari, ' our president is recuperating, Nigeria is moving forward.

The protesters who held a sit-out at the Unity Fountain, under the watchful eyes of the police and other security agencies, stressed that President Buhari is not greater than the country.

They stated that acting President Yemi Osinbajo has been unable to take concrete decisions that could move the nation forward.

Speaking on behalf of other protesters, one of the conveners, Nelson Ekujumi, pointed out that they chose to stage the rally in order to tell the world that Nigerians were solidly behind President Buhari and his anti-corruption fight. Mr. Ekujumi explained that the Nigerian leader was simply sick just like any other person.

Their banners praised the anti-corruption fight of the Buhari government.

In other words, Mr President's absence is not hampering governance in any way and President Muhammadu Buhari has not breached any law of the land.

The protests which started on Monday is organised by a consortium of civil rights groups under the name Concerned Nigerians. Members of the group were sighted chanting solidarity songs in support of the ailing President.

The First Lady, Aisha Buhari travelled to London to meet the president on Sunday, August 6, ahead of what is considered to be his return.

An effort by the protesters to gain entry into the villa was thwarted by stern looking armed policemen stationed at the gate.

77 days after he left the country, pictures of President Buhari finally surfaced online when he met with state governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on July 23, at the Abuja House in London.

Meanwhile, the Senate and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) have condemned the brutal use of force by the Nigeria Police last Tuesday, to disperse protesters who were demanding the resumption or resignation of President Buhari, following his prolonged medical vacation in London.

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