Presidency alleges plan to protest, embarrass Buhari
• It’s Diversionary, Says PDP
• Accuses Opposition, Media Of Conspiracy Against Service Chiefs, Supreme Court
The Presidency, yesterday, took a swipe at a section of the country’s political class, accusing it of misleading the public and inciting protests against the heads of military institutions.
The Presidency, which frowned at the development via a caution signed by Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said its position is sequel to the receipt of reports that about 2,000 men and women have been hired to demonstrate against Nigeria’s service chiefs on Monday.
It said: “This imminent gathering is the latest in a series of demonstrations orchestrated by the opposition to embarrass the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“As part of this overall scheme, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with its belligerent politics, has been marching from one embassy to the other in protest against the Buhari administration and the nation’s highest court of justice, the Supreme Court.
“They are keen to give the impression that Nigerians are in support of them, as they take to the streets, and they will go to any length to promote this false narrative.
“The recent incident in Maiduguri, Borno State, where an overwhelmingly cheering crowd gathered to welcome President Buhari, while a handful were recorded booing him, is a part this elaborate scheme.
“It is misleading, as some analysts have tried to do, to read this as verdict against President Buhari, who emerged winner with 94 per cent of the votes cast in the Presidential election in the state in “We urge the media to remain unbiased and discerning in their reporting, instead of becoming unwitting tools in the hands of the opposition…”