The United Kingdom Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned the protest by some Nigerians in London against President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent medical trip abroad.
A statement on Tuesday by the leader of the party in the UK, Ade Omole, described the protest as ill-motivated and unnecessary.
He also condemned Reno Omokri, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, for organising the protest meant to harass Buhari out of London.
Omole noted that although Omokri has the right to protest, he was only being insensitive by organising the “one-man protest’’.
He added that the ex-presidential aide has failed to consider and state the numerous achievements of the Buhari-led administration in all sectors of the country’s economy and his desire to positively impact the lives of Nigerians.
The APC chieftain said that the party would continue to support the Buhari-led administration, urging well-meaning Nigerians to also support the Buhari government.
Omole advised Omokri and his collaborators to proffer ways of addressing the country’s challenges rather than making a mockery of themselves, adding that all hands must be on deck to enthrone a better Nigeria in the interest of all.
He said that a cross-section of patriotic Nigerians had converged at the Abuja House in the UK to show solidarity and support for the Buhari-led administration, saying that this was the way to go.
Omole dismissed reports in some quarters that some Nigerians abroad were being paid to attend the support rally, adding that “Nigerians in the Diaspora send money home not vice versa. The alleged report is hogwash.”
He called on Nigerians to continue to support the federal government for its social and economic policies, infrastructural development, and gains recently being made as regards the country’s security.
This, he noted, was especially after the change of leadership of the armed forces and delivery of military hardware to combat terrorism and secure the country.
“We are not where we should be, but we have definitely left where we were pre-2015 when cluelessness was the order of the day.
“The trajectory under the APC-led administration under the leadership of President Buhari has been upwards and positive,’’ Omole maintained.
Source: Naija News