The officer spokesperson of the President Muhammadu Buhari, Garba Shehu has further explained why the President was absent at the burial of the Chief of Army Staff, Ibrahim Attahiru.
Recall that the Presidency has said there was no clear coast on security. Meanwhile, Governors had also shunned the burial to attend AGF Malamii’s son’s wedding.
Garba Shehu who appeared on Arise News in the early hours of today was then asked, “Why was the President not at the burial of the Chief of Army Staff”, for clarity. Replying, the official spokesperson hinted that he doesn’t know the President’s real reason as he’s in Europe on that day and had not spoken to the President since then. He, however, went ahead to give a likely reason, stemming from the act of the President on not wanting to inconvenient the citizens. “Well, I was in Europe myself on assignment, I have not spoken to the President on it but let me give you just one example”, he began. Read also: Ibrahim Attahiru’s Family And Army Clash At COAS’ Funeral Ceremony For This Simple Reason
“The President is somebody who is so concerned about the safety and wellbeing of ordinary Nigerian in the streets. Do you know why he now prays his Juma’at in the State house? – he doesn’t go to the national mosque – because he doesn’t like this idea of closing roads, security men molesting innocent people on the road for the President to have the right of way. These are small things to many people but they are important for President Muhammadu Buhari. It was a mourning situation and the President didn’t want to take of that”, he added.
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