Cor­rupt per­sons be­hind anti–Buhari protests – Pres­i­dency

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Isi­aka Wak­ili

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.

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