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#ResumeOrResign Protest is Corruption Fighting back – Presidency

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#ResumeorResign: Protest is only corruption fighting back - Presidency - BellaNaijaThe Presidency has described the #ResumeOrResign group as an illegal assembly formed to frustrate the Federal Government’s ongoing campaign against corruption in the country.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, stated this when he addressed members of the Centre for Civil Society and Justice (CCSJ), at the precincts of the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja, on Thursday.

Members of the Centre, a civil society coalition, staged a rally in support of President Muhammadu Buhari, who is on medical vacation in London.

Shehu dismissed the #ResumeOrResign agitation as an illegal assembly stealthily organized to deliver a body blow to the war against corruption.

According to the presidential aide, any attempt to derail the war against corruption using subterfuge and bluff will not succeed.

Shehu praised members of the centre and other Nigerians for rising against “the chaotic rout of protesters’’ who assembled at the Unity Fountain demanding the return of President Buhari, dismissing such demands as unlawful. He said:

It might be taken for granted that the beneficiaries of the old order are fighting back. We have been warned that corruption will fight back.

In a country where just one woman for having the opportunity to serve as minister has N47.2 billion and 487.5 million dollars of public resources in cash and property traced to her by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) you don’t expect the beneficiaries of that order to allow the Buhari administration some peace.

They want to distract us. But what the Presidency wants to assure patriotic citizens is that the government will not bend.

As far as the President is concerned, he has done the needful by handing the reins of authority to the Vice President. Since the law of the country does not give a time limit for the President’s return, it cannot be imposed by a saber-rattling musician.

The Presidential spokesman commended the CCSJ for being orderly in their demonstration and urged them to shun all provocations by opponents of the government. He said:

By divine intervention, Muhammadu Buhari unexpectedly got elected with the ostensible mandate of reversing national decline and securing its future.

He got into the Villa through Democratic victory at the election. Anybody desiring to replace him, whether you are a wrestler, a hairdresser or a musician, you should go through that process. In a democracy, threats don’t work.

The Senate had on Tuesday via a statement signed by its spokesman, Sabi Abdullahi, reacted to the protests by a coalition of civil society organizations, who are demanding the resignation of President Buhari over his medical vacation in the United Kingdom.

The Senate maintained that President Buhari had broken no law as he complied with the provisions of the nation’s constitution which stipulated that he must handover to the vice president and duly inform the two chambers of the legislature about his medical vacation.

According to the statement, the National Assembly is satisfied that the president’s absence left no vacuum, and therefore cautioned the protesters against creating unnecessary tension in the country.

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9 Comments

  1. keke driver

    August 11, 2017 at 8:43 am

    Idiots, bunch of confused people.

  2. Mysteeq

    August 11, 2017 at 8:47 am

    Garba Shehu…WOW! Just Wow!

  3. nene+

    August 11, 2017 at 8:48 am

    In Uche Jumbo’s word” Buhari got the worst aids”. I didn’t know Charlie boy was employed by the previous govt.
    This rhetoric is asinine!

  4. nnenne

    August 11, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    But where is former president Obalsanjo,
    I thought he said he loves Nigeria?
    Did he not endorse this government?
    Is the international community observing these events?
    Why are Nigerians held at a standstill?
    As for all that support this stupid government, let’s not see anyone soliciting for moey/ help on social i media! Enjoy your government !

  5. Bar Baric

    August 11, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    …but Charly Boy is actually demanding for the President to come and resume his fight against corruption, or resign, and let the next person face it head on. The memo which Osinbajo submitted to the “President” on his grass-cutter friend has not been acted upon because the President is away. How does calling him back to continue working become “Corruption Fighting Back”?!

  6. NG

    August 11, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Stupid as stupid can be. Utterance issuing forth without reason and with total disrespect to the millions that make up Nigeria. Charly Boy is not and has never been an apologists to any government or governments.

    Corruption is not fighting back. Corruption is in already, in foisting a situation of underdevelopment on the rest of the enterprising people of Nigeria, a people who have no reason not to be able to compete with the best in the world if not for and archaic minds masquerading as leaders.

    Remind yourselves of the utterances of the ailing man when Yar Adua was ill and take that as a response to your asinine attempt to insult our intelligence by your childish verbiage.

    Convict those who stole money. Reach far to those who depleted the national treasury, looted our wealth through sheer government patronage without transparency and amassed such stupendous wealth to themselves and their regions/people. Stop disturbing our ears with Deziani and co, you have more rogues in your zone from decades of ill and rapacious rule and systemic rape of the national trasury.

    How many army generals from the north today are owners of oil wells? How many south/southerners own such? How many south/southerners are among the richest men/women in Nigeria today? Where did these people make their money? Niger Delat Avengers in just a few months showed you where all the money sustaining Nigeria flow from.

    No one is ever going to be a slave to another in this country again. Let that sink in with those assuming they can use chead childish words to hoodwink the people. Even if many are hoodwimked, rest assured the few minority will be on your case o mis-rulers.

  7. Noms

    August 11, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    Waiting for 2019 patiently

  8. Prec

    August 11, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    I don’t care who Charley boy is or not working for. The fact remains we have a non functioning president outside his country for more than 90 days on the dime of taxpayers, and is refusing to step down. On this matter our interests align and that all that matter in this moment. It’s not like Charley boy is asking to take his place as president. I cannot be worrying about who is being paid or not, there are so many people being paid it is hard to keep up.

  9. Em

    August 11, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    This government is lost. 2019 come soon please.

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