*Pro-Buhari Protest Also Takes Place In Abuja
Scores of armed policemen have taken strategic positions at the National Stadium, Surulere and environs, following insistence by some activists to continue with today’s protest despite call off by Tuface Idibia.
The men are visible under the bridge opposite the stadium, the link road inward Surulere, Ojuelegba bus stop as well as strategic positions on Ikorodu road. Armoured tanks have also been rolled out to stop the protest against policies of President Muhammadu Buhari government. In Ibadan, Oyo state, eyewitness told DAILY POST that the protest has kicked off with protest carrying placards. “I counted over 50 police vans, trucks and tanks. Some protesters were shouting ‘where is our president, where is our president’ “The ones I saw gathered in places like Ojoo, in front of University of Ibadan gate, Beere, Iyanganku, Molete, Bodija”.
Despite call by popular Nigerian musician, Innocent Idibia, also known as Tuface and 2Baba, to pull out, activists vowed to go ahead nationwide.The anti-Buhari protest has commenced in Abuja, the seat of government.
Two groups involving those in support of the President Muhammdau Buhari’s administration and those against are currently at the Unity Fountain, Abuja. Those against the current administration are under the aegis of #ISTANDWITHNIGERIA, while their counterparts are of the Buhari Volunteer Network, BVN.
While #ISTANDWITHNIGERIA are protesting against the policies of the current government, BVN says they are out to point out the achievements of the All Progressives Congress, APC, government to Nigerians.
Among those protesting against the Buhari’s government is the former Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, Chidi Odikalu.