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Presidency Describes Call For Abba Kyari’s Sack As Sponsored



Garba Shehu
GGarba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President Media and Publicity

The presidency has reacted to the call for the sack of Abba Kyari, the chief of staff of President Mohammadu Buhari.

In a protest in the presidential villa,  members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), under the aegis of Concerned APC National Stakeholders (CANS), called for the sack of Kyari.


The stakeholders described Kyari as one of the cabals in Buhari’s government. Reacting to the protest, the senior special assistant to the presidential on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, described what happened as “sponsored protest.”

Shehu said: “You are going to see more of such sponsored protests. In one of the hotels here in the federal capital, there is shop that sells packages of protests. “At a given fee, they will write the protest speech, the placards and give you the marchers, men and women as well as the lead speaker who in many cases is a lawyer. So we are not surprised at all. Very soon, reporters and photographers will be buying this service to attack editors they don’t like. “One thing to note is that this president is not the kind that can be swayed by this chicanery. He has a mind of his own and he alone will decide who he will work with and who he will send away. In effect, this demonstration will change nothing.”

Recall that CANS members stormed Defense House, an annex of presidential villa in Maitama on Monday, June 24, specifically asking President Muhammadu Buhari to take full control of government from the hands of his lieutenants as he starts his second term administration.

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