- The presidency has finally reacted to the media reports insinuating that presidential power was ceded to late Abba Kyari
- Garba Shehu, in a tweet, said President Muhammadu Buhari never created a president-figure aside from him since he was duly elected
- Shehu also dusted off the allegations that Buhari has ordered cancellations of a number of appointments made by his late chief of staff
The presidency has finally broken silence on the purported media reports alleging that President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the probe of his late chief of staff, Abba Kyari.
Garba Shehu, senior media aide to the president, dusted off the growing insinuation spreading in the media, saying the reports are just fabrication and lie flying in the face of fact.
In a tweet on Tuesday, May 26, Shehu said there is no iota of truth in the report that President Buhari "has cancelled a number of memos and appointments" made by Kyari.
"The attention of the Presidency has been drawn to media reports alleging that President Muhammadu Buhari has cancelled a number of memos and appointments signed off by his former Chief of Staff.
"Not surprisingly, these reports have quoted unnamed sources," Shehu said in the tweet.
He further explained that as the duly democratically-elected president, Buhari has never ceded constitutional power to his aides.
He urged Nigeria to ignore the reports, stressing that President Buhari was elected to by Nigerians to serve them.
"There is not a grain of truth in these reports and Nigerians should please ignore the insinuations behind them.
"President Buhari was duly re-elected by Nigerians in February 2019. He has not and will never cede to anyone else, that power and trust given to him by the Nigerian people," the presidential aide further submitted.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that President Buhari sued for unity and peace among African countries, saying it is a "prerequisite for sustainable development" as the continent unites on a progressive course amid Covid-19 pandemic.
Buhari made the call in a message to African leaders to mark the ''Africa Day 2020,'' commemorated by the African Union Commission (AUC).
A statement released by Garba Shehu, senior presidential aide on media and publicity, on Monday, May 25, said the president noted that "Africa has given the world a new hope by choosing the theme ''Silencing the Guns in the context of the COVID-19'' in celebration of Africa Day 2020.