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UNGA: Pro, anti-Buhari protesters clash in New York

SOME protesters today clashed in New York while President Buhari addressed the United Nations General Assembly, UNGA.

The clash was between pro and anti-Buhari protesters.

Reno Omokri, former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan led the anti-Buhari protesters.

Omokri addressed the protesters on the failures of Buhari since he assumed power.

He pointed out that Buhari is responsible for the depreciation of the naira.

Omokri stressed that the continued loans collected by the Buhari-led government was responsible for the depreciation of the naira.

He also talked about the killings, and general insecurity challenges in Nigeria.

According to Omokri, the protest was aimed at harassing Buhari out of New York.

While Omokri was busy reeling out Buhari’s failures to the world, the pro-Buhari protesters could be heard praising the president.

President Buhari, in his address at the UNGA, didn’t mention the rising agitation for secession back home.

He, however, declared that the recent trend of unconstitutional takeover of power must not be tolerated by the international community.

He warned that democratic gains of the past decades in West Africa ‘‘are now being eroded’’ due to these negative trends.

The President affirmed Nigeria’s support to efforts by ECOWAS, AU and the UN to address this growing challenge, saying: ‘‘As leaders of our individual Member-States we need to adhere to the constitutional provisions of our countries, particularly on term limits. This is one area that generates crisis and political tension in our sub-region.’’

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