It was seasons of protest in London as Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari continued his stay in the United Kingdom, where he was to spend his annual leave and attend the meeting of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings (CHOGM).
Greeting President Buhari on his arrival was a group of Nigerians living in London who stormed the Abuja House in London, the official resident of the Nigerian leader, to demand he rescind his decision contest the 2019 presidential elections.
The Nigerians in the hundreds were seen on video which circulated widely on the internet chanting “Buhari must go! Buhari must go!!”
A week after that protest, the members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) came out in droves to also demand at the venue of the CHOGM meeting for referendum on the proposed move by the South East people to break away from the entity call Nigeria.
The IPOB protest was largely attend by IPOB members in London and their supporters in other parts of Europe who are pissed off with the leadership style of President Muhammadu Buhari whom many have accused of nepotism.
Shortly after the IPOB protest, it was predicted by pundits that soon pro-Buhari supporter who have their own protest in that country.
As predict, some supporters of President Buhari were in London at the weekend to show solidarity for the Nigerian president whom they described as “a leader we can trust”.
At a rally in front of the Nigerian High Commission in London, the UK-based Nigerians said Buhari is resetting the country on the part of growth and development.
Speaking during the protest, Stephen Kifordu, a leader of the group there is no credible alternative to Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo in 2019.
Kifordu said Nigeria is attractive to investors because of Buhari’s fight against corruption in the country.
“We have a president in Nigeria that people can look at and trust that ‘If I invest in Nigeria, my investment will not be stolen’,” he said.
“When we talk of security, he has done security in terms of Boko Haram and in terms of the Niger Delta.”