The police on Friday prevented a skirmish between the #ReturnOrResign coalition and pro-government protesters at the Unity Fountain, Maitama, Abuja.
The Charlie Boy-led protesters were observing the fifth day of their sit-out at the venue when members of the pro-government group, Centre for Fairness and Justice stormed the garden in large numbers and attempted to attack them.
But the police quickly formed a cordon around the #ReturnOrResign protesters and shielded them from the government supporters.
The hostile protesters accused the coalition members of clamouring for President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation because they supported corruption.
But the coalition members who appeared unruffled by the averted violence rounded off their sit-out shortly afterward and left the garden while their opponents sang, “Buhari kills corruption.”
The leader of the group, Goodluck Obi said Buhari had not done anything wrong to warrant the demand for his resignation by the #ReturnOrResign group.
He argued that the President has done well in the fight against corruption and should be supported by every Nigerian.
According to him, those calling for Buhari’s resignation were simply against the government’s pro-people programmes.
“Buhari has done well and he should be allowed to rest well before returning to the country. His war against corruption is not selective, even a member of his cabinet, I won’t mention names, who was indicted for corruption was charged to court, so it is wrong for anyone to ask the President to resign,” he stated.