One of the conveners of the #ResumeOrResign protest, Deji Adeyanju, has said the inability of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to provide a conducive environment and vibrant economy is what is driving youths out Nigeria.
Reacting to the President’s call on the #ResumeOrResign protesters in London to return to the country, Adeyanju told said, “The people who protested that the President should come back live outside the country because the President has failed the nation. He has failed to provide jobs and deliver on his campaign promises. He has killed the health sector since he came in.
“People have resorted to travelling abroad to seek medical help. Instead of the President to be sober and apologise to Nigerians after wasting taxpayers’ money in London for 103 days, he chose the arrogant part by insulting Nigerians and betraying the oath that he took to develop the health sector and end medical tourism.”
Speaking further, he said, “Meanwhile, our members in the Diaspora add directly to the economy of Nigeria because many of them have businesses here and they send money home. But what the President did for the 104 days that he was away was to add value to the British economy. He didn’t add value to Nigeria in all the time he spent in the UK.”
Similarly, the Co-convener of the #ResumeOrResign protest, Charles Oputa, aka Charly Boy, criticised Buhari, saying, “ They said it wasn’t the protest that brought him back but now he is making a joke of it. I don’t even know what to say. I have always complained about the tactics of this government and their body language. They say one thing and do another.”
He added, “We thank God that he’s back, hale and hearty. The protests were not personal. On Monday, we would have a sit-out in respect of Diezani Alison-Madueke. We want to see how determined the President is about the fight against corruption. Despite all the media trials we always see, not a person has been successfully prosecuted. Where would that lead us?”