A former aide of ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has threatened to start a protest in Paris, France, to force President Muhammadu Buhari who is currently in the country back to Abuja.
Omokri who was the convener of the #HarassBuhariOutOfLondon protests last month noted that he would embark on another protest, #HarassBuhariOutofParis if the President refuses to return to Nigeria where there are various challenges to tackle.
The President landed in Paris on Sunday for a four-day official visit to attend the African Finance Summit.
The President’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, said the summit would focus on reviewing the African economy following the effect of Covid-19 on its economy.
He added that the summit, to be hosted by President Emmanuel Macron of France, would draw major stakeholders in the global financial institutions and some Heads of Government, who would, collectively, discuss external funding and debt treatment for Africa, and private sector reforms.
However, Omokri, in a statement titled, ‘Buhari Is Needed in Nigeria, Not France’, said the President should return to Nigeria to attend to the worsening security situation in the country.
The statement partly read, “Since the Africa-France Summit was postponed, due to COVID-19, and General Buhari was informed of it, why did he still travel to Paris? This is the question Nigerians want to be answered.”
“I remind Buhari that Nigeria is drifting, and if he does not drift back to Abuja to halt the drift, I may be forced to drift to Paris to #HarassBuhariOutofParis.”
“It is clear that this is not the time for Buhari to be sneaking into Paris or London to see his doctors.”
“If he is too ill to continue in office, then he should resign and let capable hands move Nigeria forward,” he added.