There are indications that President Muhammadu Buhari, who is currently in the United Kingdom, may have avoided lodging at Abuja House where he usually stays in order to avoid the crowd of Nigerian protesters who have mobilized to the venue.
Patmos Media Line had reported last week that the President wanted to sneak into London to avoid the booby trap of Nigerian protesters who the Nigerian government suspects want to embarrass him.
Protesters who besieged Abuja House discovered that Buhari, who left Nigeria on Monday to attend the Global Education Summit on Financing Global Partnership for Education (GPE) 2021-2025 in the UK, did not even go near the house called Abuja House, raising suspicion that the President had diverted to a private mission.
He was reported to have already met with British Prime Minister Borris Johnson.
Buhari’s spokesman, Femi Adesina, in a release on Monday had said the president would remain in London for two weeks to enable him undergo his earlier scheduled medical checkup.
“We are at the Abuja House in London; we have stationed here since Buhari left Nigeria to continue the #HarassBuhariOutOfLondon protests, because Nigerians cannot be suffering insecurity, bad governance and all and the President will be hibernating here.
“But Buhari did not come here. We don’t know where he is staying,” a source stated.
“Let Nigerians in London fish him out. We want to know where Buhari has privately gone to. He needs to know that Nigerians in UK are eager to meet him and send him back. He cannot escape our protests,” another London-based Nigerian stated.
SaharaReporters had earlier reported that Buhari travelled to UK for a virtual conference that other leaders were advised to attend online.
According to the GPE organizers, only the Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, will be hosting the event live with Prime Minister Boris Johnson, while other leaders were advised to join online as part of worldwide measures against the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to Adesina, presidential spokesman, the summit will “provide a platform for partners to chart a way forward towards transforming education systems in partner countries, through exchange of best practices.”
Adesina had said the summit will be co-hosted by Boris Johnson, UK Prime Minister, and President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya.
“After the Summit, the President will spend a few days for an earlier scheduled medical check-up. He is due back by second week of August, 2021,” Adesina said.
President Buhari according to Femi Adesina went to the virtual meeting with the Education Minister and the Foreign Affairs Minister.
Protesters who perhaps do not want excuses for Buhari to allegedly set fire on Nigeria and travel on medical tourism criticized why the President should be at a Global Education meeting when schools from Northern part of Nigeria where he hails from are shutting down over insecurity.
It is their believe that if Buhari sets security agents against killer Fulani herdsmen which their Umbrella body Miyetti Allah has denounced sanity instead of insecurity will return to Nigeria.