Buhari Dissociates Self From #istandwithbuhari Advocacy Group
BEVERLY HILLS, March 25, (THEWILL) – The Presidency on Friday dissociated itself from the #Istandwithbuhari advocacy group on the ground that the group's premature and ostentatious celebration of the present administration’s achievements is totally inconsistent with President Muhammadu Buhari’s philosophy of service with humility.
While requesting the “controversial” group to immediately stop claiming any alliance with the Buhari administration, it asked those behind the #Istandwithbuhari group to stop using the President’s name and that of his wife, Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari to promote themselves and their activities.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, which reads, “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.”