👤 By Danjuma Aliyu, DENISAURUS News
A 28-year-old man who refused to alight from a radio telephone mast hours after climbing on it has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign.
Nura Ilyasu, 28, who lives in Abuja, climbed a tower with the approval number AB0099 belonging to Airtel Nigeria yesterday, the media has reported.
Before climbing the telephone pole on Wednesday, he noted that he was going on “I am on hunger strike to protest and register my grievances on the condition of the country; I will remain here for the next seven days and I do not mind if I die here.
“If my dying on this mast will change the economy of this country, then I choose to die for others to live a good life.”
Despite many appeals Mr Ilyasu, who like many Nigerians say President Buhari does not deserve a second term, refused to climb down.
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It was only today that he came down after negotiating with security operatives to allow him give a press interview.
Speaking to the press, he said: “My name is Nura Ilyasu. I am 28 years old. What I did is within the purview of the law. My human right is to protest peacefully and I never threatened my life or any other person
“What we are going through in this country is not from God. Some microscopic-view individuals hijacked all that God endowed Nigeria with for decent life, and we can’t continue like this. I climbed up for seven days hunger strike to protest the incompetence and cluelessness, to protest presidential impunity and general docility displayed by the masses. We can’t continue like this.”
Similarly, last month DENISAURUS News reported that a man, Isa Mohammed Munlaila had begun trekking from Lagos to Abuja in protest against the 75-year-old’s second term bid.
The former Military General despite campaigning to end medical tourism, has been plagued by ill health and has sought treatment from abroad.
Critics have constantly called for him to declare his medical condition, but he has refused to do so.
President Buhari who announced plans to run for election in 2019, has also been criticised for failing to achieve his promise to “kill corruption” or defeat Boko Haram.
Mr Ilyasu said there were others that would do a better job than President Buhari.
“Other competent candidates are there; even Saraki, Atiku, Kwankwaso, Tambuwal, Dankwambo and others. At least one of these men will make a good President,” he said.
“I don’t believe General Buhari deserves another four-year term in Nigeria because the pervasive hunger and poverty in Nigeria is inexplicable. I don’t have mental disorder as being insinuated by some people.”