PRESIDENCY DENIES CANCELLING FORMER CHIEF OF STAFF APPOINTMENTS
The Nigerian Presidency, yesterday, denied claims that President Muhammadu Buhari has cancelled appointments and memos approved by his former Chief of Staff, Late Mallam Abba Kyari.
Media earlier in the week reported that President Buhari may have directed Late Kyari’s successor, Prof Ibrahim Agboola Gambari to cancel all appointments and approvals made by the late Chief of Staff without the President’s consent.
Shehu Garba, the official spokesperson of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, took to his Twitter handle to deny the claims.
“The attention of the Presidency has been drawn to media reports alleging that President Muhammadu Buhari has cancelled a number of memos and appointments signed off by his former Chief of Staff,” presidential spokesman Garba Shehu said in a statement.
“Not surprisingly, these reports have quoted unnamed sources
‘’There is not a grain of truth in these reports and Nigerians should please ignore the insinuations behind them
‘’President Buhari was duly re-elected by Nigerians in February 2019. He has not and will never cede to anyone else, that power and trust given to him by the Nigerian people.’’
Presidential spokesmen; Femi Adesina and Shehu declined comments when asked by newsmen to clarify reasons behind the reported cancellation of about 150 memos discovered to have been approved by the late Kyari without Buhari’s consent.