Corrupt persons behind anti–Buhari protests – Presidency
Those calling for President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation are corrupt Nigerians who want to derail the ongoing anti-graft war, the Presidency said.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, said this in Abuja yesterday, while addressing pro-Buhari protesters, members of the Centre for Civil Society and Justice.
Shehu commended the group for being orderly in their demonstration, urging them to shun provocations by opponents of the president.
“They want to distract us. But what the acting president wants to assure patriotic citizens is that the government will not bend. As far as the president is concerned, he has done the needful by handing the reins of authority to the vice president. Since the law of the country does not give a time limit for the president’s return, it cannot be imposed by a saber-rattling group or individual,” Shehu said.
The convener of the group, Goodluck Obi, said they had “absolute faith and trust in the Buhari administration.