Presidency Dissociates Self From #iStandWithBuhari Organisation
The presidency has dissociated itself from the #iStandWithBuhari organisation, a political group who is planning a 9 million man march to further acquaint Nigerians with the policies of the Buhari government and drum support for the president.
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.
This was contained in a press statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the president on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu on Friday.
The group has recently been hit with credibility issues following the resignation of two of its National Coordinators within a spcae of one month.
It has also faced criticism from the Nigerian public who feel that a march at a time Nigerians are passing through hardship is a needless venture.
According Garba Shehu, 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.