The presidency has dissociated itself from the #iStandWithBuhari organisation, a political group which is planning a 9 million man march to further acquaint Nigerians with the policies of the Buhari government and drum support for the president.
This was contained in a series of tweet by @NGRPresident, the official twitter handle from the office of the president on Friday. The group has recently been hit with credibility issues following the resignation of two of its National Coordinators within a space of one month.
It has also faced criticisms from the Nigerian public which feel that a march at a time Nigerians are passing through hardship is a needless venture. According to the @NGRPresident twitter account, “President Muhammadu Buhari does not believe in premature and ostentatious celebration of his government’s successes.”
“The government believes it is too early to be celebrating; it will legitimately do so when the time is ripe.” It called on the #iStandWithBuhari group to stop dropping the name of the President’s wife, Aisha, to promote its activities.