Buhari won’t succumb to threats and undue pressure, says Garba Shehu

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says his principal, President Muhammadu Buhari, will not bow to pressure in discharging his duties.

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Mr Shehu who stated this in a statement yesterday was obviously referring to those clamouring for the restructure of the country.

One of the socio-cultural groups in the country, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, had recently threatened to join the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to seek the dissolution of the country should it fail to secure Igbo presidency in the coming general election in 2023.

On the other hand, the Afenifere of the South-West zone is threatening to breakaway should the present administration fail to restructure the country soonest.

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But responding, the presidential spokesman said his principal won’t be moved by the threats.

“The Presidency responds to the recurring threats to the corporate existence of the country with factions giving specific timelines for the President to to do one thing or another or else, in their language, “the nation will break up,” Mr Shehu said.

“This is to warn that such unpatriotic outbursts are both unhelpful and unwarranted as this government will not succumb to threats and take any decision out of pressure at a time when the nation’s full attention is needed to deal with the security challenges facing it at a time of the Covid-19 health crisis.

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“Repeat: this administration will not take any decision against the the interests of 200 million Nigerians, who are the President’s first responsibility under the constitution, out of fear or threats especially in this hour of health crisis.

“The President as an elected leader under this constitution will continue to work with patriotic Nigerians, through and in line with the Parliamentary processes to finding solutions to structural and other impediments to the growth and wellbeing of the nation and its people,” he added.

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