Presidency Speaks On Punch’s Position On Buhari
Lauretta Onochie, an aide to President Muhammadu Buhari on social media has described the President as a “General” who jails looters in Nigeria.
She added that Buhari always acts in the interest of Nigerians.
Onochie also said in her tweet on Wednesday that only looters and corrupt people despise President Buhari.
She tweeted: “Pres Buhari is our General in whom we are well pleased. He’s the jailer of the corrupt. Lover of the poor. Despised by the looting elite. Builder of roads and rails. Strength of Farmers. Completer-General of abandoned projects. Always acts in the interest of Nigerians. #SaiGeneral”
Naija News understands Onochie’s tweet is a direct reaction to the editorial by Punch titled “Buhari’s lawlessness: Our Stand”, in which the media outlet said it will “henceforth prefix Buhari’s name with his rank as a military dictator in the 80s ‘Major General’ and refer to his administration as a regime until they purge themselves of their insufferable contempt for the rule of law.”
Punch anchored its decision on protests against autocracy and military-style noticed under Buhari’s administration as a democratically elected leader.