*says it has list of politicians sponsoring the protest
By AUSTIN OWOICHO, Abuja
APC Youths Renaissance has planned a counter protest against that being planned by popular musician, Charly Boy to call for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari over health challenges.
The group made this known in a statement signed by its National Secretary,
Mr. Collins Edwin
“The planned protest against President Muhammadu Buhari by coalition of
civil society groups led by Charly Boy has come to the notice of the
national leadership of APC Youths Renaissance.
“For Charly Boy and his sponsors to organise such protest against our darling President, we have resolved and are going to stage a counter protest that will show the world that President Muhammadu Buhari is truly loved by Nigerians despite the media gang up against him,” it stated.
The group explained that Ordinarily, it would have dismissed the move knowing that Charly Boy is an incurable attention-seeker, “but because he cleverly laced his mercantile show-business in President Buhari’s health challenge, we have decided to educate the political dissident that governance is not entertainment.
“President Buhari has just spent few days receiving medical attention
and Charly Boy and his dubious sponsors are making senseless noise
about it, what about a former American President who ruled America in
the midst of greater health challenge yet Americans never gave a hoot
about it,” the group pointed out.
It further recalled that in 1919, President Woodrow Wilson suffered a severe stroke that left him incapacitated until the end of his presidency, yet Americans did not call for his resignation or impeachment.
“But here in Nigeria, we have a President who is only on a medical check-up and some group of attention-seekers are making it to look as if it is anathema.
“We have also collected the comprehensive list of politicians within
and outside the APC who are sponsoring the protest and negative
publicity against Buhari and will make it public for Nigerians to see
who and who is actually preventing good governance from happening in
the country,” it revealed.