Presidency dissociates self from #IStandwithBuhari group

By Ben Adam Shemang

The Presidency has formally dissociated itself from the #IStandwithBuhari  advocacy group and demanded that it should immediately stop claiming any alliance with the Buhari Administration.

The Presidency also demanded that the persons behind the controversial #Istandwithbuhari  group should stop using President Muhammadu Buhari’s name and that of his wife, Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari topromote themselves and their activities.

This is coming from a statement signed by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu.

“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”, the statement says.

The presidency went further to say that the Buhari  administration has 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”, the statement concluded.