President Muhammadu Buhari told a contingent of his friends who came visiting at the Abuja House in London on Saturday, that he feels ‘ready to return home’.
So why isn’t he on the next available flight back to Nigeria already? Well, it would appear that asides learning more about his health, president Buhari is also learning a valuable lesson in obedience.
“I’ve now learnt to obey orders,” the president told the visiting members of his cabinet.
And whose orders is the president of the most populous black nation in the world so keen on obeying? Well, you guessed right. Hear him;
“I feel I could go home, but the doctors are in charge. I’ve now learnt to obey orders, rather than be obeyed.”
Ouch! It appears despite the ‘tremendous improvement’ as he described it, Oga Buhari isn’t returning anytime soon. This might go down well with folks who believe the president should take his time and look after his health. But you know who won’t find this acceptable? The Return or Resign protesters.
The past week have been characterised with protests by a group, ‘Our Mumu Don Do’, led by popular musician Charley Boy. This group, comprised at first of a handful of members, have seen their numbers swell with the addition and support of Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke, as well as BBOG co-convener and rights advocate, Aisha Yesuf. The group’s demand is very simple: the president should either return home or resign.
But it appears someone doesn’t like their message or something because on Day 2 of their protest, they came under attack by the police who dispelled them with, not fire and fury, but something somehow close. Tear gas. But the group has vowed to continue making their demands so it might be an interesting week for them.
Long story short, president Buhari who has been away for the better part of this year, has learned to follow his doctors’ orders and is staying put in London. For now.