Following the backlash which followed the trending #IstandwithBuhari hashtag on twitter , the Presidency has formally dissociated itself from the advocacy group and demands that the group immediately stop claiming any alliance with the Buhari administration.
The Presidency also demands that the persons behind the controversial #Istandwithbuhari group should stop using his wife, Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari to promote themselves and their activities. A statement by Buhari’s spokesperson, Shehu Garba said…
“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, 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,” Shehu said.