We’ll not leave Unity Fountain until Tinubu is sworn in — Protesters
A pro-democracy group, under the auspices of “Coalition for a Better Nigeria, has vowed to remain in Nigeria’s Unity Fountain in Abuja until the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is sworn in on May 29, 2023.
Leaders of the group during a protest, on Friday, condemned those calling for interim government or outright cancellation of the February 25 presidential election.
The Convener, Awa Bamiji, said the group was out to protect the hard-earned democracy in Nigeria by ensuring smooth transition of power on May 29, so that the mandate “freely given by Nigerians to Tinubu.”
He called on Atiku Abubakar, candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and his counterpart, Peter Obi, candidate of Labour Party (LP), to concede defeat and accept the Olive branch already extended to them by the President-elect.
He noted that those calling for cancellation of the Presidential election or Interim Government were the real enemies of democracy in Nigeria, insisting that Tinubu’s victory is irreversible.
Bamiji said: “Our members are mostly pro-democracy activists in and outside Nigeria for a better Nigeria. We will not leave this Unity Fountain until Tinubu is inaugurated on May 29.
He maintained that Tinubu is a foremost leader in the international community and has remained firm in the defence of democracy in Nigeria. “Like I said, we are fully prepared for his inauguration,” he added.