UK Police backs protest against Buhari's continued stay in London

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Ailing President Muhammadu Buhari in London. He spent 103 days in London for medical care before he returned to the country last week

Ailing President Muhammadu Buhari in London. He has spent more than 100 days outside the country. Nigerians in London are holding vigil to force him to come back home and tackle the problems facing the country

The UK police has granted a series of permits to Nigerians in London who are set to embark on a procession and night vigil against the continued stay of President Muhammadu Buhari in “Abuja House” in London.

A UK-based Nigerian, Chidi Cali, told Saharareporters that the London Metropolitan police granted their group express permission to engage in a #Resumeorresign which will be held in front of the Abuja House in London starting from today (Friday) at 3 PM London time.

According to him, the protest will take place on Friday, August 18 at 5 pm and Saturday, August 19, at 8:30 at 2, Campden Hill, Kensington W8 7AD.

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He said the protest would be a candlelight vigil and procession that will last several hours to force President Muhammadu Buhari to either resume to work in Nigeria or resign as Nigeria’s President.

Chidi also promised that a 7-day sit-out will be undertaken as a follow-up if President Buhari refuses to vacate the official Nigerian property in London to return to work as soon as possible.

Protesters holding vigil in front of the Abuja House in London to force President Muhammadu Buhari home

The broad permit granted the group includes suspension of parking in the vicinity of the area as well and protective police barricades throughout the duration of the protest.