Over 90 Days Absent & Counting Is Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari Stepping Down?

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A coalition of Civil Society and pro democracy group of Concerned Nigerians on Monday, August 7th, staged a peaceful protest march in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria asking ailing Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari to resume or resign office after he has spent over 92 days  in London for medical treatment without any definite date of return to work.

The president has been in London since May 7 to receive an ongoing medical treatment. Even his wife Mrs. Aisha Buhari returned from London on Sunday the 6th of July and allegedly assured Nigerians that Mr. President was in good health and would return soon.

Many Nigerians however, are running out of patience and on Monday morning decided to protest despite the First ladies assurance that the president will be back ‘very soon’, calling on Mr. Buhari, if he is too sick to govern after 90 days away, to voluntarily resign his office.

The protest chant said; “Resume or Resign Nigerians say enough is enough”; “Buhari ! Where are you?” “We Are Tired of Being Enslaved in Our Country,” “Our Mumu Don Do”; “Buhari Called For Impeachment When Yar’adua Was Sick, Now We Are Calling For Same.”

“The demonstration is in the exercise of ‘Citizens’ freedom under the constitution, which guarantees their right to embark on peaceful protests,”

The group vowed to continue with the daily sit- out irrespective of the intimidation from the police and government bodies and spoke persons.

As Nigerians here in the Diaspora who haven’t even seen the president or are able to engage in a conversation with him by any means, what are your thoughts?

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