Some Nigerians in London have started a protest tagged ‘#HarassBuhariOutOfLondon’ since yesterday. After President Buhari disclosed that he was travelling to the United Kingdom for his routine Medical treatment, some Nigerians have been criticizing the move. This set of people claim that the President should be able to receive his medical treatment in the hospitals in Nigeria, rather than travelling to a foreign country.
The movement started online but when the likes of Reno Omokri, Omoyele Sowore got the address of the Abuja House in London where the President lodge, they decided to storm the building to protest against the President. Someone like ‘Reno Omokri’ that was not in London had to book a flight to London just to stage the protest demanding the President leave the country.
Just like they planned, the protest started yesterday and dozens of people stormed the building demanding for Buhari to return back to Nigeria for his treatment. According to Reno Omokri, the Police tried to stop them on orders of Buhari’s people but they talked to them and they allowed them. Reno Omokri stated that they were able to stop the President from stepping out of the building yesterday.
During the Protest, some protesters spotted a sacrifice-like bowl at the entrance of the building. When someone interviewed one of the protesters, the man said ‘when we are here, somebody brought it but we do not know the meaning, we do not know the interpretation’. The man said one of the protesters dropped the bowl at that spot some minutes ago but they do not know what it means.
This is what they saw
Many people in Nigerians who saw this sacrifice were quite surprised because they were able to ascribe one or two meanings to the what was in the bowl. Some people who understand it argue that it was a bad move against the President because going to United Kingdom to meet his Doctor should not have warranted such move. Read some reactions.
A Facebook User @Alex Brijo Spyro says ‘Imagine such at the gate of our embassy? Is that a right and proper way to address the issue?’
Another user who saw the entire issue from a different perspective @Usiomo Peter Agbonselobho says ‘But come to think of it ooo. With all the tension going around, Buhari fit no dey dis Abuja House for London oo’. This man believes that the President could have moved elsewhere when he heard about the Protest because nobody came out while the protest was ongoing yesterday.
A User argued that ‘being the President of a country, it is not wrong for him to travel to any part of the world to receive medical treatment. Presidents of Developed Countries can decide to go to a country with better facilities for treatment. It is equivalent to ‘importing COVID-19 vaccine from other countries’. Since Nigerians can accept vaccines from developed country, it is not bad for the President to travel to a developed country to receive treatment.
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