Buhari Not Moved By Abuja Protest
The Presidency has reacted to the protests which rocked Abuja on Monday by a group who called for the sack of Abba Kyari as President Muhammadu Buhari’s chief of staff.
The protesters, identified as Concerned APC National Stakeholders (CANS) also called on the President to sack some of his other allies and aides whom they claimed have constituted themselves into a cabal in his administration.
However, last night, Presidential spokesman Garba Shehu described the group’s action as “sponsored protest.”
He added that only the President could determine those who work with him as he has a mind of his own.
“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 demostration will change nothing,” he said.