The Presidency on Wednesday defended President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to read from a prepared text in response to a question while serving as a discussant at the United Nations Climate Action Summit 2019.
President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja Sunday for New York, United States to participate in the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA74) which opened on Tuesday, September 17.
“However, intelligence available to the PDP largely posits that the threats against Atiku Abubakar emanated from certain persons around the Buhari Presidency who are jittery that President Muhammadu Buhari’s defence is collapsing at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, for which they have become desperate to use underhand methods to stop Atiku Abubakar,” the party stated.
The Presidency said the proscription of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) has nothing to do with banning the larger numbers of peaceful and law abiding Shi’ites in the country from practicing their religion, instead it was to discourage wanton violence, murder and willful destruction of public and private property.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged the National Assembly to respond to demands by Nigerians by immediately setting up an adhoc committee to recover the allegedly missing $1bn drawn from the Excess Crude Account by the Buhari Presidency in 2017, purportedly for security services.