The Presidency has linked Atiku Abubakar as the lead sponsor of the RevolutionNow protest organised by the AAC Presidential Candidate and Sahara reporters publisher Omoyele Sowore.
According to a source at the Presidency, the People Democratic Party presidential candidate in 2019 presidential election, Atiku connived with Omoyele Sowore to destabilise Buhari’s government.
Also the Senior Spokesman of President Buhari, Shehu stated that the president was humbled by the support, ”not for himself, or the governing party – but for the democratic values of modern-day Nigeria.”
He, however, acknowledged that there were few hundred persons, who for their own reasons, decided to engage in the protest march against national interest.
The statement read in parts: “Today, millions of Nigerians went about their businesses: work, seeking employment, attending school/college and caring for their families.
”By doing so, the millions defended our country’s hard-won democratic rights – by ignoring calls on social media to join a phantom ‘revolution’.
“There were a few hundred persons today who, for their own reasons, decided to act upon the demands of a group calling itself Global Coalition for Security and Democracy in Nigeria, which went on social media to ask everyday Nigerians to overthrow the government they only elected some six months ago.
“The President is humbled by the support – not for himself, or the governing party – but for the democratic values of modern-day Nigeria through the wisdom of those millions of citizens who preferred democracy and decided not to undermine an elected government.