Charly Boy Why anti-Buhari protest was suspended

Charly Boy's group disclosed plans to institute a legal suit seeking President Buhari’s removal after 21-days.

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The 'Our Mumu Don Do' movement and Concerned Nigerians on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, announced the suspension of its 10-day protest.

Led by veteran entertainer, Charles Oputa -- also known as Charly Boy – the group began a daily sit-out at the Unity Fountain Abuja to demand President Muhammadu Buhari’s immediate return or resignation.

Recall that President Buhari departed Nigeria for London on May 7, 2017, to treat an undisclosed ailment.

President Muhammadu Buhari play

President Muhammadu Buhari

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Against its earlier decision to continue the demand for President Buhari’s return, the group announced the indefinite end of the protest.

In a statement signed by Charly Boy and Deji Adeyanju, the group noted that the suspension became necessary due to attacks by hoodlums and officers of the Nigerian Police.

The suspension, according to the group, is to re-strategize on better ways of pressing home their demands.

Charles Oputa (Charly Boy) at Unity Fountain, Abuja on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 play

Charles Oputa (Charly Boy) at Unity Fountain, Abuja on Wednesday, August 16, 2017

 

The group disclosed plans to institute a legal suit asking for President Buhari’s removal if he fails to return in 21-days.

The statement reads:

 “Following the spate of violent attacks by officers of the Nigerian Police Force and then by paid hoodlums on our #ResumeOrResign daily sit-outs and peaceful processions in various parts of Abuja, it has become necessary to announce a suspension of our daily activities in the city.

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“This temporary suspension is to enable us restrategize on ways to make our processions less open to such violent attacks and to better ensure the safety of all our members and other participants at our sit-outs and peaceful processions in future.

“This is also to make known our good intention and unreserved commitment to promote peace and unity in our beloved country. We believe this decision will help in dousing the unnecessary ethnic tension being stoked by the cabal holding Nigeria to a ransom.

Charly Boy leads protesters to Presidential Villa, Abuja on Monday, August 7, 2017 play

Charly Boy leads protesters to Presidential Villa, Abuja on Monday, August 7, 2017

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“Whereas our daily sit-out will be suspended temporarily in Abuja, Sit-Out will continue to hold at the Gani Fawehinmi Park, Ojota, Lagos, between 0900hrs – 1000hrs daily; New York (Front of the Nigerian consulate, 828 Second Avenue); and vigil will also be held in front of the Abuja House in London on Friday August 18th, 2017 by 1700hrs.

“Finally, we hereby demand that President Buhari returns to the country and resume duty as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria within 21 days from today, or that he resigns completely from office to enable him return to Daura to take care of his ill health.

President Muhammadu Buhari (middle), Lai Mohammed play

From left: Lauretta Onochie, Lai Mohammed and President Muhammad Buhari

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“Should the president be unable to comply with any of the aforementioned demands within 21 days, we will approach a court seeking an order of mandamus to compel the Federal Executive Council to set up a committee in line with section 144 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended), to appraise the health of President Buhari and subsequently determine whether or not he can continue to discharge his presidential functions as enshrined in the constitution.”

Meanwhile, some Niger Delta Youths have declared 'total support' for President Buhari.

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