Senate commended by Presidency for supporting Buhari's stay in London

Charly Boy during the anti Buhari protest

He was reacting to Wednesday's protests in Abuja, led by musician Charles Oputa (aka Charly Boy) and actor Jim Iyke.

The Senate has condemned the use of force by the Police in dispersing protesters campaigning against the medical vacation of President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Tuesday. It took the intervention of security agencies on ground to stop them.

He further called on the Senate to raise a medical panel to establish the true status of the president's health.

It would be recalled that Buhari has been in London for nearly three months where he is receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment.

The policemen monitored the anti-Buhari protesters closely till the end of their activities and the other group backing Buhari was allowed to carry placards chanting the achievements of the President. Acting President Yemi Osinbajo is providing the required leadership.

"We urge all Nigerians to be prepared for a long fight and look out for a day of global action".

The ranks of the protesters swelled by members of civil rights activists who defied the morning rain when they marched on the National Assembly from the Unity Fountain by Shehu Shagari Way. May you be assured that the good people of Nigeria have many reasons to support you and would be happy upon your return back to the country hale and hearty.

Addressing the protesters at the fountain, the convener of the protest, Okpokwu Ogenyi, said: "No provision of the Constitution gave time limit when the President is expected to return and resume his duties, if he falls sick".

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