Mallam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, has stated that no one can bring down the government of President Buhari.
He spoke while reacting to the secession moves by Biafra and Oduduwa Republics agitators, Asari Dokubo and Sunday Igboho.
According to Shehu who spoke on Channels TV, Igboho and Dokubo who he described as charlatans were being sponsored to bully President Buhari, thinking he will be forced into submission.
Dokubo and Igboho had few weeks ago seperately declared that the Eastern region and the South-West was no longer comfortable with the union called ‘Nigeria’.
Dukobo who was a former leader of a Niger Delta Militant Group announced the establishment of Biafra Customary Government.
Also, Igboho noted that major resources of Nigeria were in the hands of Northerners, adding that Yorubas were being killed and their lands taken forcefully.
Reacting to the development during a Channels TV programme, Shehu 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, which are the key policies that brought the party and the government to office.
“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.
“It is an established fact that all nations of the world face problems and what is expected of all well-meaning members of the society is that they should team up with the government so that together we will all fight criminality and insurgency and all that.
“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.”
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