Buhari's Health: CSO hold solidarity protest in Abuja


Charly Boy resumed with protesters yesterday despite having been rushed to a hospital on Tuesday after his collapse following tear gas and water cannon shots fired at him by policemen who were alleged to have been aggressive in their efforts to curb the group's activities.

Adeyanju also slammed the police and criticised those that have condemned the protests, saying that "posterity will be unkind" to them. Therefore, every Nigerian must rise up and ask questions.

We, however, urge the organisers of the protest to join other Nigerians in praying for the safe return of President Buhari.

Furthermore, Comrade Ogenyi noted that there was no vacuum in the Presidency as being speculated, he said that the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo exercises the full Presidential powers which allowed him of recent to make some appointments and signed the National Budget and other bills.

The ailing president has spent the last 95 days in London for medical treatment, but Nigerians have received no briefings on the nature and scope of their absent leader's sickness.

"This shows that, President Buhari's administration is still on course and the current distraction is unnecessary and inimical to nation building, patriotism must come to play", Ogenyi added.

The president and his team have insisted that his return is imminent, but there has been no confirmed date.

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"The police should review their rules of engagement and ensure that they are in line with that of modern democratic societies".

"The Police personnel intervened at the point that the concerned Nigerians Group lost control of the crowd and prevented miscreants, hoodlums and other criminal elements from hijacking the protest to cause mayhem and chaos".

The Arewa youths advised the governors and South West politicians to call those they described as "attack dogs" engaged in the protest to retrace their steps or face being exposed in their secret political deals.

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.

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

"They were hostile and then suddenly unleashed the dogs which were coming voraciously to attack us".