Despite the attack on them by men of the Nigerian police in Abuja on Tuesday, Protesters under the aegis of #OurMumuDonDo have told the executive arm of government that it will not rescind on its earlier request calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to either resume or resign.
The group, led by singer and activist, Charles Oputa, otherwise known as Charly Boy described the Senate as a monumental failure over the upper chamber’s inability to live up to its constitutional responsibilities by asking necessary questions on the whereabouts of Nigeria’s President.
Oputa, while taking a swipe at the Senate’s position which he termed “outright ridiculous”, said the Saraki-led chamber had once again demonstrated that it was nothing but a mere rubber stamp of the executive arm of government.
He said: “I am disappointed in this country. But let it be know that no amount of intimidation on us by security agencies will deter us from demanding explanations from government.
“They must be accountable to Nigerians because they were elected into power by us, and on the basis that they will account for their actions. We are tired of the back and forth stories from the Presidency on Buhari’s whereabouts.
“Also, to compound the mess Nigerians are in, it is disheartening for the Senate that ought to ask questions to be the very ones supporting such show of shame. “Indeed, the feeling out here based on their position is that they are nothing but Buhari’s errand boys.
I guess the Senate is desperate to please the president. They have failed Nigerians when most needed.”
Oputa, however, called on Nigerians to speak up by asking for the President’s whereabout, adding that not doing so could lead to the country’s undoing especially against the backdrop of heightening secessionist agitations presently threatening the unity of the country.