- There are plans by some persons to portray President Buhari and his office in a bad light, according to the presidency
- Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman raised alarm in a statement on Wednesday, December 23
- Adesina called on Nigerians to be wary of such reports especially from online media
The Nigerian presidency on Wednesday, December 23, raised an alarm over the plot by disgruntled politicians to smear the image of President Muhammadu Buhari and his office.
According to a statement released and shared on Facebook by the president's media adviser, Femi Adesina, there is a conspiracy to portray the Nigerian leader as not being in charge of the country.
The presidential spokesman in the statement noted that those behind this plot been shopping for an easily influenced online media that will serve as an accomplice.
He went on to note that in the days ahead the persons plan to churn a series of unsubstantiated allegations against the president.
Adesina added that the intention of those behind it is to cast the president in a bad light and to sow seeds of discord and discontent in the country.
The spokesman while urging Nigerians to be mindful about the news they consume asked the public to be wary of such reports.
He revealed that the president remains focused on his determination to serve Nigerians to the best of his ability and won't be distracted.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Adesina in his birthday message titled "Buhari at 78: If only we knew this president", described him (his principal) as a kind "ramrod straight man from Daura."
He also took the avenue to address some major issues that have been generating concerns including high-flying "ridiculous" insinuation that the president is dead and has been replaced with another figure known as Jubril from Sudan. Read more:
In a related development, President Buhari does not plan to remain in power longer than stipulated by the Nigerian constitution.
The president has disclosed that he will hand over power to the next administration on May 29, 2023.
He made the disclosure on Friday, December 18, when he addressed the rescued Kankara schoolboys and representatives of their parents in the banquet hall at the Katsina state government house.
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