Emerging report indicates that some Nigerians are protesting in Paris, the French capital city, where President Muhammadu Buhari is attending the Africa Finance Summit, on a 4-day visit.
The Nigerians who carried #HarassBuhariOutofParis placards, lamented that the President has failed the country, and his government has been characterised by bad governance, bloodshed, killings, and poor policies.
Some of the placards read: “Innocent Nigerians are dying daily”, “Buhari government has failed Nigerians”, and “Harass Buhari out of Paris”.
One of the protesters screamed: “You have to go back to Nigeria. Paris cannot be for you. There are hunger, insecurity, and kidnappings in Nigeria. People are suffering. We will not allow you to come here and relax. Go and fix Nigeria. You have failed Nigerians.”
Another protester said: “Go back and fix the Hospitals. Make the environment conducive. People are dying everyday.”
“Buhari, what kind of a President leaves his country and comes to take refuge in another country? We are living in another man’s land, because our country is not good. Look at me; I am a refugee in this country. I cannot go back to my own country. You have failed Nigerians”, a female protester lamented.
“Can you imagine Benjamin @Netanyahu leaving Israel for a Summit in France, when his country is on fire? Yet, more people were killed by terrorists and bandits in Nigeria last week, than in the ongoing Israel Palestine conflict. This is why we convened #HarassBuhariOutofParis”, said Reno Omokri, a former Aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, who is one of those who organised the protest.
There are reports that some Nigerians living in South American countries and other European countries, are holding the #HarassBuhariOutofParis protest.
A Nigerian had confirmed that he was flying in from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, into Paris, for the protest, while others were joining in from other European countries close to France.
On Monday, Omokri called for the #HarassBuhariOutofParis protest, in the wake of President Buhari leaving Nigeria for Paris, on Sunday, to attend the Summit.
The protesting Nigerians are angry that President Buhari left the chaotic state of Nigeria, burning with insecurity and failed Leadership, to attend the Africa Finance Summit, in Paris, for 4 days.
“Get ready to join us today for #HarassBuhariOutofParis by 12noon Paris time, at the Temporary Exhibition Centre, front of the Eiffel Tower. Buhari cannot be globetrotting, while Nigeria is drifting. He should back and fix Nigeria! And if he cannot do it, let him honourably resign
“This made my day. This is a patriot. Flying all the way from Rio de Janeiro to join the #HarassBuhariOutofParis protest tomorrow, 12 noon, at the Temporary Exhibition Centre, at the Eiffel Tower. @MBuhari cannot be globetrotting, while Nigeria is drifting. Go back and fix Nigeria”, Omokri had said on Twitter, on Tuesday morning.
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