Friday, 25 March 2016

Presidency Dissociates Itself From #IStandWithBuhari Group, Calling Them 'Praise-Singers with Dubious and Questionable Motives'

The Presidency formally dissociates  itself from the #Istandwithbuhari  advocacy group and demands that the group should immediately stop claiming any alliance with the Buhari Administration.

The Presidency also demands that the persons behind the controversial  #Istandwithbuhari  group should stop using President Muhammadu Buhari's name and that of his wife, Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari to promote themselves and their activities.

Among other reasons, we have found it necessary to distance the Presidency from the #Istandwithbuhari  group because its premature and ostentatious  celebration  of the present administration's achievements is totally  inconsistent with President Buhari's philosophy of service with humility.

While the present  administration has indeed recorded significant successes in its priority areas of improving security across the nation, ending the Boko Haram insurgency, curbing official corruption and revamping Nigeria's economy, President Buhari is well aware that his government still has a lot of national challenges to overcome.

The President prefers to give his fullest attention to addressing those challenges without the unsolicited and unwelcome distraction of untimely praise-singing from groups with dubious and questionable motives.

Garba Shehu
SSA to the President
(Media & Publicity)
March 25, 2016

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