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We Must Stop This Habit Of Blaming President Buhari For Everything – Garba Shehu

Valentine Chinyem



The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, has said, Nigerians must do away with the habit of blaming President Muhammadu Buhari for everything, including issues that are not his business.

Shehu said this while fielding questions from newsmem as regards the conduct of the Bayelsa and Kogi governorship elections, on Tuesday in Abuja,

Speaking on the governorship election in Bayelsa, Shehu faulted the purported reports that former President Goodluck Jonathan was blackmailed to support the All Progressives Congress in the state.

He described such claims as false and irresponsible, wondering how such a story could be considered credible to the extent of being given space in some newspapers.

“It just doesn’t make any sense,” the President’s spokesman was quoted as saying.

Continuing, he said, “Our media really must learn to verify whatever they publish and people who make wild allegations during interviews should be made to produce the facts backing their claims by editors.”

“A newspaper can be sued for granting space to people who belch false allegations against individuals with no proof,” Shehu warned.

More so, Shehu, pointed out that there are many reasons why the former president’s relationahip went sour with the Seriake Dickson, the governor of Bayelsa, and this has nothing to do with President Buhari.

He alleged, “Anyone who has been following the politics of Bayelsa State should be aware of the sour relationship between Dr Jonathan and the incumbent governor, Seriake Dickson.

“That’s more than enough reason for the former president to decide to work against his party, if indeed he did.”