Against the background of the pro and counter-demonstrations on the medical visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to London, Nigerian social activist, Aisha Yesufu has waded in slamming the pro-Buhari protesters that the president did not go to London for prayers.
Her assertion was against the background of the counter demonstration and prayers held for Buhari by the APC UK chapter.
Reno Omokiri had led anti-Buhari demonstrations with the hashtag, #HarassBuhariOutofLondon since last weekend. He was on Monday countered by a rival group of Buhari’s supporters led by Edo-born UK-based Dr. Philip Idaewor.
Dr. Idaewor who is from Edo State, same state as Aisha Yesufu, had led a group of counter-protesters at the Abuja House where Buhari is domiciled with the claim that they were praying for him as he dissociated himself and his group from the Omokiri led group. Responding on Tuesday morning, Aisha Yesufu lashed at the pro-Buhari demonstrators saying that Buhari did not come to London for prayers but to receive medical attention.
GreenWhiteGreen GWG reports that President Buhari travelled to the United Kingdom for medical check up a week ago. The trip was criticized by a large section of the society on the claim that he traveled on the eve of a nationwide doctors’ strike.
His aides, however, defended the trip on the claim that the president had regularly travelled to the UK even before he became president.
Entering the melee on Tuesday, Aisha Yesufu went on Twitter to rebuke the pro-Buhari protesters saying that Buhari travelled to the UK for medical treatment and not for prayers.
“Buhari did not go to the UK for prayers. He went for medical treatment & he is getting it from the healthcare system built by people like him in their country. The healthcare system wasn’t built by prayers but by using the greatest miracle God gave humans: BRAINS plus a dose of empathy.”
See the post below:
Buhari did not go to UK for prayers. He went for medical treatment & he is getting it from the healthcare system built by people like him in their country. The healthcare system wasn’t built by prayers but by using the greatest miracle God gave humans: BRAINS plus dose of empathy pic.twitter.com/tSCKLzYccz
— Aisha Yesufu (@AishaYesufu) April 6, 2021
Aisha Yesufu’s slam of the pro-Buhari protesters follows her criticisms of the Buhari administration’s failure to address issues on which it campaigned to come to power.