The Presidency has alerted the nation of one other orchestrated smear marketing campaign in opposition to President Muhammadu Buhari, utilizing some on-line newspapers and blogs.
Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s spokesman, who raised the alert in an announcement in Abuja on Friday, mentioned the marketing campaign was designed to additional exacerbate pressure within the land, by portraying the president as pandering to ethnic and different primordial tendencies.
Based on him, this narrative is opposite to Buhari’s pledge to belong to all Nigerians.
The assertion learn partially: “The marketing campaign, scheduled to be launched anytime quickly by means of editorials and purported particular investigative tales, is designed to additional exacerbate pressure within the land, by portraying the President as pandering to ethnic and different primordial tendencies, opposite to his pledge to belong to all Nigerians.
“Impeccable safety findings point out that these behind the plot have procured on-line blogs and newspapers, that are to launch coordinated publications, alleging subjugation and suppression of a selected faith and ethnic teams.
“A selected medium has up to now contacted some opinion leaders, particularly these very vital of President Buhari.
“A part of the deliberate publication is to make unwary readers imagine that the President has regularly used the powers of his workplace to protect and shield an ethnic group in opposition to crimes of homicide, kidnappings, rape and banditry within the southern, center belt and a few northern states.
“The publication will even refer Nigerians to a 58-page doc, which chronicles purported atrocities of the ethnic group within the South since 2017, all of which it claims the Presidency has turned blind eyes to.
“Once more, the hatchet job will allege that the President has continued to position members of his ethnic nationality in delicate positions, in order to confer undue benefit on them. This allegation is on no account supported with cheap info and figures.’’
Buhari had on Thursday whereas assembly with the management of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), led by Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’advert Abubakar, restated his even-handedness on the problems of ethnicity and faith.
The president mentioned: “The Federal Authorities underneath my management doesn’t, and won’t, permit spiritual prejudice or partisanship to affect any of its choices and insurance policies.
“It’s my solemn resolution to be truthful and simply to all segments of society.”
Adesina, nevertheless, maintained that those that have been bent on stoking ethnic and spiritual unrest within the nation had remained deaf to motive, and impervious to actuality.
“They’re hell-bent on distorting actuality, and Nigerians are urged to be cautious of them. It’s all concerning the quest for energy, and filthy lucre,’’ he added.