Nura Ilyasu, the man who climbed a telecommunications mast in Abuja, says he was on 7-day hunger strike to protest presidential impunity.
Ilyasu climbed a telecommunications mast on Wednesday but descended after 24 hours. He said President Muhammadu Buhari did not deserve another term in office because of the “pervasive hunger and poverty” in the country.
The 28-year-old man added that he was not mentally unstable but trying to protest peacefully.
“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,” he said.
“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 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. At least one of these five will make a good president either Saraki, Atiku, Kwankwaso, Tambuwal or Dankwambo.
“I don’t believe Buhari deserve another 4 years 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.”
Ilyasu was whisked away by security operatives after briefing the press.