Presidency distances itself from #Istandwithbuhari

Abuja – The Presidency has officially distanced itself from the #Istandwithbuhari advocacy group and stressed that the group should forthwith sieze from laying claims to their being connected with him or his administration.

This statement is contained in a terse statement released by Malam Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity. According to the statement, “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 to promote themselves and their activities.

“Among other reasons, we have found it necessary to distance the Presidency from the #Istandwithbuhari group because it’s premature and ostentatious celebration of the present administration’s achievements is totally inconsistent with President Buhari’s philosophy of service with humility.

“While the present administration has indeed 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.”