An ex-aide to former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has threatened to stage a protest to force President Muhammadu Buhari out of Paris.
The Presidency announced yesterday that the president, on a four-day visit, would be attending the African Finance Summit in Paris.
According to the president’s media aide, Garba Shehu, the summit would focus on reviewing the African economy following shocks from the coronavirus pandemic and getting relief, especially from increased debt burden on countries.
However, Omokri, in a statement said the president should return to the country to tackle the worsening security challenges.
In the the statement titled, ‘Buhari Is Needed in Nigeria, Not France’, he said “Since the Africa-France Summit was postponed, due to COVID-19, and General Buhari was informed of it, why did he still travel to Paris? This is the question Nigerians want to be answered.
“I remind Buhari that Nigeria is drifting, and if he does not drift back to Abuja to halt the drift, I may be forced to drift to Paris to #HarassBuhariOutofParis.”
“It is clear that this is not the time for Buhari to be sneaking into Paris or London to see his doctors.
“If he is too ill to continue in office, then he should resign and let capable hands move Nigeria forward,” he added.
Recall that Reno Omokri had last month, forced the president out of London after the Presidency had claimed that the president was observing ‘short rest’ in London.