MAY DAY | Nigerians trend #WhereIsBuhari as President Buhari’s absence at May Day Celebration fuels rumors
As Nigeria and other Countries mark the May 1 International Workers’ Day also known as May Day, Nigeria’s number one Public servant, President Muhammadu Buhari is conspicuously absent . There are reports that President Buhari’s health has deteriorated since he returned from a medical sojourn in the United Kingdom.
This year’s May Day celebration was graced by the minister of Labour, Dr Chris Ngige, Senate President Bukola Saraki and few other political personalities were present. However, the Permanent secretary in the ministry who stood in for the President, was received with anger and chants of *we no go gree oo, we no go gree*.
What would have been a peaceful and successful May Day celebration at the Eagle Square in Abuja, was progressively disrupted and truncated, as worker staged walk out from both the leadership of the Organised Labour and Federal government representatives.
Nigerians have also taken to twitter to lament their frustration at the increasing disappearing acts by the Presidency..
Here are some tweets ;
As it is the norm in Nigeria, a sitting President is supposed to address Nigerian workers on May 1st.
What kind of Presidency is this?
— MR. CAPACITY UNLTD (@RadicalYouthMan) May 1, 2017
Pastor Bakare and members of Save Nigeria Group do not want to save Nigeria anymore
— IKECHUKWU (@iykimo) May 1, 2017
Nigerian workers boos Buhari at Eagles Square for impoverishing them
The newest low for PMB. Time to quit is now. #whereisbuhari
— Sir.Ariyo-Dare Atoye (@AriyoAristotle) May 1, 2017
From the beginning it was clear.
Aged above 70 and couldn't speak for more than 2mins in each state
But they were blinded#WhereIsBuhari
— Ebube D Statesman (@akaebube) May 1, 2017