Just days after anti-government protest rocked major cities across Nigeria under the #IstandwithNigeria banner, counter-rallies in support of President Muhammadu Buhari are set to take off this week across the country.
a coalition of pro-Buhari organisations under the aegis of Citizens Support for Good Governance in Nigeria is behind the rallies which are tagged: “I Support President Buhari” and will hold across four Nigerian cities.
The rallies will hold simultaneously in Abuja, Kano, Lagos and Kaduna, the organisers said and argued that the event was important to show support for the president.
Moses Abdullahi, the co-convener of the rally, said in Abuja on Sunday, February 12 that the rallies will hold in Abuja on Tuesday, February 14 and Thursday, February 16 and in Kaduna and Kano on Wednesday, February 15 while the grand finale will be in Lagos on Thursday.
The massive protest against the federal government on February 6 was announced by music star 2baba Idibia who later withdrew after expressing security concerns.