Protests Mar President Buhari’s London Arrival
A group of Nigerians living in London yesterday protested against President Muhammadu Buhari shortly after he arrived at the Abuja House in Kensington, blaming him for the problems bedevilling the nation.
The protesters said they would march on to the venue of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) next week, to make their voice heard.
Top of their grievances are the continued attacks by armed Fulani herdsmen and lack of citizen’s welfare for millions of Nigerians.
The Presidency has since reacted to the protest, blaming alleged looters for the embarrassing situation.
A top presidential source who spoke to TheNation, said this was corruption fighting back.
“Esteemed Nigerians home and abroad, friends and business investors in Nigeria, should please see through the veil of the motive behind the Abuja House, Kensington London demonstration,” he said.
“It was an orchestrated act of desperation and a ploy to blackmail and hoodwink the President from concentrating on his anticorruption campaign, which is fast gaining grounds locally and internationally.
“This unpatriotic act is not unconnected to the Federal government policies to name and shame corrupt citizens and looters; to collate database of Nigerians with homes in UK who are not paying the right taxes, and the hot drive to prosecute all financial defaulters through bilateral and multilateral means.”
Meanwhile, the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said Buhari won’t be distracted from his mission in London.