The office of the Presidency has vowed that no one can bring down the President Muhammadu Buhari led-administration.
President Buhari Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said this during an interview with newsmen.
Shehu claimed that those seeking secession are only “charlatans” sponsored to bully the President’s mind, but he won’t give in to their tactics. He added that any group would not overthrow President Buhari administration through blackmail.
The Presidency stressed that the Buhari regime was democratically elected. It, therefore, advised power-grabbers to wait for two more years to take over power in 2023 through the ballot boxes.
He further stressed that President Buhari administration was democratically elected, advising power-grabbers to wait for two years before they can take over power come 2023 through the ballot boxes.
He said, “I want to assure Nigerians that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is addressing multiple challenges that are facing the country especially in dealing with security and yet we are still making progress in agriculture, economy, anti-corruption, which are the key policies that brought the party and the government to office.
“It is sad for the country that opposition is exploiting some of these things. It is quite unfortunate, and I want to assure you that the President remains focused on preserving this country’s security and unity.
“People with strong ambitions wait till four years, in fact, in our case, two more years to go to an election, and President Buhari will not be a candidate in that election.”
However, Spokesman for the Northern Elders Forum, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, who also spoke to newsmen, said no one was interested in bringing down the Buhari’s administration.
He chastised the Presidency for labelling critics of the Buhari regime as enemies and accusing them of trying to bring down the government.
He condemned the Presidency for tagging those criticising the Buhari’s administration as enemies and accusing them of trying to overthrow the current administration.
Baba-Ahmed insists the Nigerians want to live in a safe and secured Nigeria, and it is the duty of the President to protect the lives and properties of its citizens, stating that Buhari must hear the grievances of those asking for secession.