The Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose has condemned the attacks on the #ResumeorResign protesters, saying President Muhammadu Buhari was not attacked when he led a protest against the late President Umaru Musa’ Yar’Adua.
In a statement on Wednesday, Fayose described the attacks on the group “as the height of dictatorship and demonstration of intolerance to opposing views by the All Progressives Congress (APC) government”.
“Even President Muhammadu Buhari led protests in Abuja against PDP government. The president led protesters to the national assembly to protest against the continued absence of the late President Umaru Yar’Adua from the country and went ahead to call for Yar’Adua’s impeachment. No one was attacked by security men and hoodlums were not set after the protesters as was done in Abuja yesterday. Fayose said in a statement issued on his behalf by Lere Olayinka, his spokesman.
“Nigeria can no longer afford a diaspora president or a president that is seen once in 100 days. If they say the president is now well, he should return to Nigeria or is Nigeria now in the hands of the president’s doctors?” he asked.
“By arranging hoodlums to attack Nigerians who were exercising their fundamental rights to protest against the government, the APC government has shown that it has lost support and trust of Nigerians.
“This country belongs to all of us, it is not the property of a few or a cabal who believes they can cow and subdue Nigerians, we will continue to talk. The president must either resume or resign; this is a clear statement. Who is afraid of the truth? Who is running away from realities?”
It is now more obvious that the APC federal government does not have anything in store other than the destruction of the country. He said