The Man who climbed a telecommunications mast in Abuja to protest against President Muhammadu Buhari re-election as the president of Nigeria has revealed his intentions.
The man, who gave his name as Nura Ilyasu, climbed a mast belonging to Airtel Nigeria, located few metres away from the presidential villa and Lungi Army Barracks, on Wednesday.
It was learnt that he came down from the mast at about 11:24am, 24 hours after the protest began.
On why he climbed the mast, he told journalists that it was to protest the economic hardship in the country, adding that President Buhari does not deserve another four years in office.
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.
“Other competent candidates are there; even Saraki, Atiku, Kwankwaso, Tambuwal, Dankwambo and others. At least one of these [men] will make a good President.
“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.
“I came down because some lawyers spoke to me while I was on the mast.”