SAN FRANCISCO, August 11, (THEWILL) – The intervention of men of the Nigeria police on Friday averted a brawl between the #ReturnOrResign coalition and pro-Muhammadu Buhari protesters at the Unity Fountain, Maitama, Abuja.
The OurMumuDonDo protesters were observing the fifth day of their sit-out at the venue when members of the pro-government group, Centre for Fairness and Justice, CFFJ, stormed the garden and attempted to attack them.
But the police quickly formed a cordon around the #ReturnOrResign protesters and shielded them from the government supporters.
The hostile protesters accused the Charly Boy-led coalition members of clamouring for Buhari’s resignation because they supported corruption.
Appearing unruffled by the averted violence, OurMumuDonDo members concluded their sit-out shortly after and left the venue while their opponents chanted, “Buhari kills corruption”.
President Buhari had been away on a medical vacation since May 7 when he departed Abuja for London.
Leader of the pro-government group, Goodluck Obi said Buhari has done nothing wrong to warrant the demand for his resignation by the #ReturnOrResign group.
He argued that the President has performed well in the fight against corruption and should thus be supported by every Nigerian.
Obi maintained that those calling for the resignation of Buhari were simply against the government’s pro-people programmes.
“Buhari has done well and he should be allowed to rest well before returning to the country. His war against corruption is not selective, even a member of his cabinet, I won’t mention names, who was indicted for corruption was charged to court, so it is wrong for anyone to ask the President to resign,” he said.