Some Nigerians living in the United Kingdom on Monday protested against President Muhammadu Buhari on his arrival in London for commonwealth meetings.
The protesters stormed the Abuja House in Kensington London, where the President is staying, blaming him for the nation’s ills.
The protest was staged barely 24 hours after President Buhari declared his intention to seek re-election in 2019.
The protesters reported vowed to embarrass the President at the commonwealth head of state meeting schduled to hold April 20.
But a presidential aide, on Tuesday, alleged that looters and corrupt elements within and outside Nigeria had been jolted to push “panic buttons including renting a motley crowd of professional demonstrators to protest against the president on his arrival in the United Kingdom.”
The source said extremely corrupt Nigerians who are custodians of slush funds stolen from Nigeria, and hiding in UK or are resident cronies of such elements had colluded to form a league of protesters with a singular aim of distracting and disorganising Buhari’s scheduled state visit to England for bilateral talks with Prime Minister Theresa May and other dignitaries.
A video obtained by BreezeReporters shows protesters shanting ”Buhari must Go” and carrying placards of various inscription protesting security situation in Nigeria.