- The presidency has reacted to an alleged plot by the PDP to move against President Muhammadu Buhari
- Presidential spokesman Garba Shehu claimed that some persons who are beneficiaries of Boko Haram are planning to state a match against service chiefs
- Shehu also alleged that the opposition party is doing all it can to rubbish the administration of the president
The presidency, through Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, has revealed a plot by a political class to move against all service chiefs in the country.
Shehu alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is contributing to this evil scheme so as to undermine the administration of President Buhari.
The presidential spokesman said that some members of the opposition party are going from one embassy to the other in Nigeria campaigning against the president and judges of the Supreme Court.
He linked this move to some persons who were recently paid to boo the president during his visit to Maiduguri, Borno state, to condole with victims of Boko Haram attack.
The presidential aide said that the aim of the entire move is to embarrass the president in front of Nigerians.
Shehu went on to claim that at the moment, some politicians are hiring protesters to stage a match in support of the sack of service chiefs.
In his view, he said that such persons are beneficiaries of Boko Haram insurgents who have caused serious harm to the nation.
Urging the media to remain straightforward in the reporting of national issues, the presidential aide stated that there is a difference between what should be regarded as actual news and promoted content.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a past governor of Borno state and current lawmaker of the ninth Senate, Kashim Shettima had said that the president had no magic wand to end the rising insurgency and Boko Haram attacks in the northeast.
Shettima who represents Borno South senatorial district at the Senate while speaking with journalists on Thursday, February 13, said the reaction of some Borno citizens during the president's emergency visit on Wednesday, February 12, was unfortunate.
He said the reaction by the resident might be from high expectations the individuals had for President Muhammadu Buhari. “People thought he (Buhari) has a magic wand. He does not have a wand. But I believe it’s temporary hiccups,” Shettima said.
He further assured that the people of Borno have always loved the president and were ever in support of his administration and security strategies.
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