- The presidency has warned Nigerians against blaming Muhammadu Buhari for everything
- Garba Shehu, a presidential aide, said that many citizens blame Buhari for issues that do not even concern him
- Shehu also denied the report which alleged that former president Goodluck Jonathan was blackmailed by the presidency to support APC in Bayelsa state
Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, has warned Nigerians against blaming the president for everything, including issues that are not his business.
Channel TV reports that Shehu was quoted as saying this during an interview with reporters on Tuesday, November 26, in Abuja, the nation's capital.
Legit.ng gathered that he was responding to the various reactions trailing the outcomes of the governorship elections conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kogi and Bayelsa states.
It would be recalled that Governor Yahaya Bello and David Lyon of the All Progressives Congress (APC) defeated Musa Wada and Senator Douye Diri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi and Bayelsa states respectively.
Speaking specifically about the election in Bayelsa, Shehu faulted the purported reports that former President Goodluck Jonathan was blackmailed to support the APC.
He described the claim as false and irresponsible, wondering how such a story could be considered credible to the extent of being given space in some newspapers.
He noted that former president, Jonathan, had been out of power for about five years without any previous allegations of government blackmail cropping up.
Shehu, however, alleged that there were more than enough reasons for Jonathan to work against his party in the just concluded election in Bayelsa without interference by President Buhari.
“Anyone who has been following the politics of Bayelsa state should be aware of the sour relationship between Jonathan and the incumbent governor, Seriake Dickson.
“That’s more than enough reason for the former president to decide to work against his party if indeed he did,” he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Nigerian presidency asked the PDP to accept the outcome of the governorship in elections in Bayelsa and Kogi states instead of claiming that the poll results were falsified.
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