Presidency condemns tale of military rule suggestion by APC
The Presidency has denied claims by the All Progressive Congress (APC) that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said it would rather hand over to a military junta rather that Mohammadu Buhari
The claim was made by the spokesman for the Buhari campaign organization, Garba Shehu. It alleged that an official of the office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President posted some comments on the Social Media suggesting that “government will rather hand over power to the military rather than to Gen Muhammadu Buhari in the event that the APC candidate wins the elections “
A statement from the office of presidential spokesman, Doyin Okupe, described the claim as absolutely false, petty, mischievous and malicious
Our attention has been drawn to a statement issued by the Spokesperson of the Buhari campaign organisation Mallam Garba Shehu where he alleged that an official of the office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President posted some comments on the Social Media suggesting that “government will rather hand over power to the military rather than to Gen Muhammadu Buhari in the event that the APC candidate wins the elections ”
We categorically deny that this statement was ever made by anyone in this office. The APC claim is absolutely false, mischievous and malicious.
The Senior Special Assistant to the president on Public Affairs personally handles his Twitter, @doyinokupe and other social Media platforms and continues to use such as a legitimate medium of advancing the cause of democratic good governance and institutional integrity which President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan represents.
Dr Okupe has never and will never associate himself with thoughts or actions which run contrary to the tenets of democracy, rule of law and the right of Nigerians to freely elect those who govern them.
We urge the APC to concentrate on work more on clearing the name of its Presidential candidate from the mess of not having perquisite academic certificates and incapacity to govern Nigeria rather than seek a cheap diversion from a phantom post by some persons on the Social Media.
We remain committed to running campaigns based on those issues which are pertinent to the growth and stability of the Nigerian nation and will not condescend to the known antics of the opposition party in blackmail, falsehood and crass opportunism.
Head, Media Relations
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