Buhari denounces #IstandwithBuhari group

Buhari denounces #IstandwithBuhari group

Friday, March 25, 2016 3:57 pm

President Buhari

President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has  formally denounced the #Istandwithbuhari  advocacy group and demanded that the group should immediately stop claiming any alliance with his administration.

The group emerged from the blues to campaign for Buhari’s second term, when he has not even spent one year in office.

In a statement today signed by Malam Garba Shehu, President Buhari  also demanded that the persons behind the controversial   group should stop using his  name and that of his wife,  Aisha  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 said

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