By STELLA UKWUOMA
The rain in Abuja on Monday could not deter angry citizens, who marched in protest to the Presidential villa on Monday to demand that the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, who is being treated in the United Kingdom returns to work or resign from office.
Bearing banners with inscriptions such as: “Resume or resign, Nigerians say enough is enough”, “If president Buhari cannot return to Nigeria after 90 days, then he should resign and go home”, adding, “Buhari, where are you? Nigerians want full disclosure.
“What is wrong with our president”, the protesters vented their anger in a peaceful demonstration organized by a coalition of civil society groups and supervised by security operatives.
Deji Adeyanju, one of the organisers who spoke during the protest articulated the reason behind it: “We are here today because the president of Nigeria has absconded from duty.
“He has not only absconded, he has continued to lie to us. This year alone the president has been away for 144 days.
“He was away for 52 days in January and he has been away again today for 92 consecutive days. This cannot continue.”, he averred.
Disclosing that “Nigerians have been edgy since Buhari left the country on May 7 to treat an undisclosed ailment in London, United Kingdom after spending about 52 days between January and February this year on health grounds”.
The first picture of the sick president was released last month after party members visited him in London yet, tensions have continued to rise across the federation.