Nigeria’s President has dissociated himself from the ‘I Stand With Buhari (#Istandwithbuhari) advocacy group’ and demanded that the group should immediately stop claiming any alliance with the Buhari administration.
In a statement released on Friday by the spokesperson for President Muhammadu Buhari, Garba Shehu, the Presidency also demanded that the persons behind the controversial group should stop using the President’s name and that of his wife, Aisha Muhammadu Buhari to promote themselves and their activities.
The statement read: “Among other reasons, we have found it necessary to distance the Presidency from the #Istandwithbuhari group because its 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, the President is well aware that his government still has a lot of national challenges to overcome.
“He 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”.