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Presidency: Haters instigating electorate against Buhari

The Presidency said ‘haters’ are instigating the electorate against President Muhammadu Buhari by creating statements that never existed and attributing such to him. Presidential spokesman,…

The Presidency said ‘haters’ are instigating the electorate against President Muhammadu Buhari by creating statements that never existed and attributing such to him.

Presidential spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, in a statement yesterday, described as fictive, a portion of the February 2015 lecture by the then candidate Buhari at Chatham House, London. 

Adesina said the morbid minds that created the falsehood simply wanted to de-market and demean Buhari “Having seen that defeating him in a free and fair electoral contest is a tall order.”

He said, “The public is hereby alerted to a new dimension in the orchestrated plot to diminish the stature of President Muhammadu Buhari before millions of Nigerians, who love and adore their President.

“First, it was a pernicious twisting and misinterpretation of the words of the President by mischievous elements; perhaps they can earn him opprobrium and infamy. When they see that the gambit is not achieving the desired results, they have now gone into utter fabrication of apocryphal statements, which they purvey through the social media.

“An example is a fictive portion of the February 2015 lecture by the then Candidate Buhari at Chatham House, London. This is what is circulating now on social media: ‘What is the difference between me and those who elected us to represent them, absolutely nothing. Why should Nigerian President not fly with other Nigerian public? Why do I need to embark on a foreign trip as a President with a huge crowd with public funds? Why do I need to go for a medical trip abroad if we cannot make our hospital (sic) functional? Why do we need to send our children to school abroad if we cannot developed (sic) our university (sic) to compete with the foreign ones?’ 

“Fortunately, the Chatham House lecture of 2015 is in the public domain. The full text was published by many Nigerian newspapers, and is still available in their libraries and various websites. The concoction by haters and agents of disunity is not part of the text of the lecture at all.”

Adesina said the Presidency was, however, glad that millions of Nigerians, young and old, were smart enough to see through the machinations. 

 

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