Presidency alleges moves by some Nigerians to ‘destroy’ INEC, courts, police
Tunde Ososanya|March. 10, 2019
- Senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, says some Nigerians are trying to tarnish the image of some national institutions
- According to Shehu, those trying to tarnish the image of the national institutions are unhappy with the outcome of the February 23 presidential election
- Shehu says the national institutions include the Independent National Electoral Commission, courts and the Nigeria Police Force
Some Nigerians unhappy with the outcome of the February, 23 presidential election have been accused by the presidency of trying to tarnish the image of some national institutions including the Independent National Electoral Commission, courts and the Nigeria Police Force.
The disclosure was made on Saturday, March 9, by the senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, Vanguard reports.
According to the presidential aide, the presidency is not disturbed by the legal action taken by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, in the presidential election.
He said: “We are not at all surprised that we have people who are out there to undermine this process.
“We are happy with the fact that all the domestic observers, nearly 90 per cent have said `this (the election) is okay’, and not to talk of the foreign observers.
“The foreign observers have said it’s okay.
“So, I think that it is very clear and Nigerians should understand there are people who don’t believe in democracy, who don’t believe in the democratic process and they are bent on sabotaging it, to capture power at all costs.”
Makinde polled 145 votes while Adelabu, the anointed candidate of Governor Ajimobi, had 112 votes at Oluyole Community Grammar School, Ibadan, where the governor cast his vote.