Anti-Buhari Nigerians in UK denied access to PM
Anti-president Muhammadu Buhari and bad governance sentiments were visited in the United Kingdom on Saturday, when about 300 Nigerians held a demonstration that made Westminster to stand still for nearly three hours.
Chants of “Buhari must go” reverberated across the ground housing the statues of iconic politicians.
Organised by a coalition of activists and community leaders under the aegis of EndSARS Movement and the Igbo Community Network (ICN), the demonstrators gathered opposite the House of Parliament before 10a.m., chanting solidarity songs and unanimously condemning the Buhari regime and the now disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) for human rights violations.
Those who addressed the crowd blamed the Buhari administration and the old breed politicians for insecurity and neglect of the citizens’ welfare.
However, the special unit of Metropolitan Police attached to the Prime Minister’s office and residence and other officers assigned to the protest denied them access, directing them to the front of Downing Street, where they continued the carnival-like demonstration.
Asked why they were not allowed into Downing Street to hand in their petition, Sam Eze of ICN told The Guardian: “It was for health and safety reasons. We’ll email it.”
But a Metro Police officer said: “You needed to have booked an appointment to be able to go in there. l don’t think that was the case.”