Anyone trying to bring down Buhari’s govt will fail – Garba Shehu


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Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu says anyone working to bring down President Muhammadu Buhari’s government is wasting their time.

Shehu stated this during an appearance on Channels Television‘s programme “Sunrise Daily”, in apparent reaction to secessionist groups springing up in some sections of the country.

The presidential aide said that the agitations for secession were mostly linked to the politics 0f 2023.

The presidential aide said, “I want to assure Nigerians that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is addressing multiple challenges that are facing the country especially in dealing with security and yet we are still making progress in agriculture, economy, anti-corruption.

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“It is sad for the country that opposition is exploiting some of these things. It is quite unfortunate and I want to assure that the president remains focused in preserving the security and unity of this country.

“We accept that dissent is allowed, this is a democracy and people have a right to tell truth to government but we must be careful in doing that. Nobody can bring down the government because this is a government elected democratically.

“Government in a democracy come through periodic elections and if we have a government in office as we have, sponsored by political parties to win the elections, it is telling you that that confidence of the public is still there.

“People with strong ambitions, wait till four years, in fact, in our case, two more years to go to election and President Buhari will not be a candidate in that election,” Shehu said.

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