Why we suspended Abuja Sit-Out of #ResumeOrResign

Why we suspended Abuja Sit-Out of #ResumeOrResign


  1. Following the spate of violent attacks by officers of the Nigerian Police Force and then by paid hoodlums on our #ResumeOrResign daily sit-outs and peaceful processions in various parts of Abuja, it has become necessary to announce a suspension of our daily activities in the city. 


  1. This temporary suspension is to enable us restrategize on ways to make our processions less open to such violent attacks and to better ensure the safety of all our members and other participants at our sit-outs and peaceful processions in future.
  2. This is also to make known our good intention and unreserved commitment to promote peace and unity in our beloved country. We believe this decision will help in dousing the unnecessary ethnic tension being stoked by the cabal holding Nigeria to a ransom.
  3. Whereas our daily sit-out will be suspended temporarily in Abuja, Sit-Out will continue to hold at the Gani Fawehinmi Park, Ojota, Lagos, between 0900hrs – 1000hrs daily; New York (Front of the Nigerian consulate, 828 Second Avenue); and vigil will also be held in front of the Abuja House in London on Friday August 18th, 2017 by 1700hrs.
  4. Members of the general public and members of the media are also invited to any of these events to provide support in whatever capacity they may deem fit.
  5. Finally, we hereby demand that President Buhari returns to the country and resume duty as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria within 21 days from today, or that he resigns completely from office to enable him return to Daura to take care of his ill health. 
  6. Should the president be unable to comply with any of the aforementioned demands within 21 days, we will approach a court seeking an order of mandamus to compel the Federal Executive Council to set up a committee in line with section 144 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended), to appraise the health of President Buhari and subsequently determine whether or not he can continue to discharge his presidential functions as enshrined in the constitution.


God bless Nigeria.




Charles Oputa (Leader #ResumeOrResign Movement)

FOR: Our Mumu Don Do Movement 



Deji Adeyanju

(Co-Convener, #ResumeOrResign)

FOR: Concerned Nigerians 


Ariyo-Dare Atoye

(Co-Convener, #ResumeOrResign)

FOR: Coalition in Defence of Nigerian Democracy and Constitution (CDNDC)


  1. Every progressive nigerian MUST be proud of the sit-out protest in Abuja especially the publicity it generated. Added to the fact that interviews given by the principal actors (Charly Boy Oputa, Deji Adeyanju etc) were of outstanding quality in its simplicity and clarity, such as putting the govt representatives (Lauretta Onochie, Garba Shehu etc) on the back foot in their response. The fact that the govt reacted (during the sit-out period) by posting video clips including the voice of PMB which had not been heard since he left, is confirmation that the message scored direct hits and rattled the govt which left it pressured to react. Indeed, that the Ag President announced the portfolios of the new ministers provided further confirmation. A reactive govt rather than proactive is reflective of its unsteadiness, lack of confidence and alienation of the people it is supposed to serve.

    Right now, PMB is exhibiting tendencies that betray his antecedents, belief and statements; that he can foster an impasse knowing what we went through under UMY is a shame; that his treatment outside the shores is costing so much is bad. Indeed, he can be accused of playing a fast one on the country ie concealing his illness with the intention of winning the election and lumbering the country with his treatment expenses which he would have been able to afford; just too bad!

    The message #our mumudondo has already captured the public imagination. There can be no going back now. Kudos!


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