PMB Won't Resign - CSO's
The coalition of CSOs known as the Centre for Civil Society and Justice (CCSJ) made the declaration after staging a counter protest rally in support of the president at the precinct of Aso Rock presidential.
Speaking on behalf of the CCSJ demonstrators yesterday, the convener, Comrade Goodluck Obi, said his group has “absolute faith and trust in President Buhari’s administration, not machinations of corruption and destabilisation.
“We are saying from today, 10th August 2017, we will be holding a rally/protest march here at Unity Fountain for the next one month and beyond in order to send clear and unambiguous message to agents of chaos and unity that Nigerians are solidly behind President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration based on our democratic mandate entrusted to him on 28th March 2015,” Obi stated.
In its response, the presidency assured the coalition that, while the protest against the president was a clear indication of corruption fighting back, attempts to derail the war against graft, using subterfuge and bluff will not succeed. It also commended the Senate for its stance that the president has not violated the law by staying off duty for months.
The senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, who addressed the CSOs, dismissed the “return or resign” agitation as an illegal assembly stealthily organised to deliver a body blow to the war against corruption.
The presidency also praised Nigerians for rising against the chaotic rout of protesters assembled at the Unity Fountain demanding the return of President Buhari, describing such demands as unlawful.