The governing All Progressives Congress (APC), United Kingdom (UK) Chapter, has described protests by some Nigerians in the UK against President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent medical trip abroad as ill-motivated and unnecessary, Njenje Media News reports.
Leader of the chapter, Ade Omole said this in a statement on Tuesday as a reaction to a protest against the President’s trip, organized by Reno Omokri on Monday in London noted that though Omokri has the right to protest, he was only being insensitive by organizing what he termed as a ‘one-man protest’.
“Omokri, a former aide to Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan had said that the protest was to harass Buhari out of London,” Omole recalled.
Omole also noted that the ex-presidential aide had not x-rayed the numerous achievements of the Buhari-led administration.
He said that the APC UK would continue to support the Buhari-led administration, saying that all well-meaning Nigerians should do the same.
This, he said, was especially so because of the president’s numerous achievements in all sectors of the country’s economy and his desire to positively impact the lives of Nigerians.
“We, Nigerians in the United Kingdom are here today to say we like what you (Buhari) are doing and we will keep supporting you and your administration,” Omole said.
He 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 “Nigerians in the Diaspora send money home not vice versa.
“The alleged report is hogwash,“ the APC UK leader stressed.
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.