FROM JULIANA TAIWO-OBALONYE, ABUJA
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has distanced himself from a pressure group, #Istandwithbuhari and has warned the group to desist from using his name and that of his wife to promote it’s activities.
The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu in a statement said the Presidency demands the advocacy group should immediately stop claiming any alliance with the Buhari Administration.
It described as inconsistent with the Buhari’s humility the group’s celebration of his administration achievement, adding that it was premature.
The Presidency said “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”.