The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of trying to destroy the presidency by latching on to a rift between Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari and National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno to cause discord.
The group added that contrary to PDP’s claims, Buhari was ‘fully in charge of critical affairs of government’.
BMO stated this in a Wednesday statement jointly signed by its Chairman, Niyi Akinsiju, and Secretary, Cassidy Madueke.
The pro-Buhari group urged Nigerians to disregard PDP’s claims that the president had abdicated his responsibilities as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.
“The president is fully in charge; there cannot be room for discord in taking decisions on security matters,” the group said.
The group accused the PDP of latching on an in-house issue in the Presidency, which had since been resolved, to push a self-serving interest.
“To curb security challenges in the country, President Buhari has, in the last three months, held two meetings with Service Chiefs and heads of security agencies.
“The president has also held series of local and international meetings on security matters with a view to making the country more secure.
“The opposition party just opted to twist an in-house situation to mean that strange persons had been presiding over critical affairs of governance.
“That PDP could make it seem like the President has abdicated his responsibilities and should resign is nothing but mischief taken too far.
“The President has never abdicated his duty on security matters to anyone and, like Presidential spokesman Garba Shehu once said, he is working hard to keep Nigeria and Nigerians out of the harm terrorists,” BMO stated.
The statement said that there was an estimated 10 million small arms and light weapons in circulation in Africa as a result of the Libyan crisis, quoting a report by the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA).
“Out of this number, one million are believed to be in Nigeria,” it lamented.
He recalled that the President had since 2015 placed security high up on his agenda, adding that there was no shift from that focus.
“There is no split, crisis or disharmony in the security architecture of the country as is being speculated,” BMO stressed.