Mr Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President
on Media and Pubblicity has asserted that the government will
not be intimidated on the various calls from some personalities.
He described those calls as ‘unwarranted and unpatriotic’.
Garba Shehu has described the calls as ‘recurring threat to the
corporate existence of the country’.
Recently, Pastor E. A Adeboye, The General Overseer of
the Redeeemed Christian Church of God has joined many other
prominent to lament that the country may break if the
grievances of the different parts of Nigeria are not met and
if all Nigerians do not feel that they are being treated
with equality and equity.
Pastor Adeboye’s speech at a recent symposium was corroborated by
the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Mr Dolad Duke, former
governor of cross river state and Presidential aspirant
and Oby Ezekwesili, former minister of Education and Presidential aspirant,
that it is either Nigeria is rrestructured urgently of risk
a break up. ‘You dont have to be a prophet to know that one’ he said.
Garba Shehu’s rejoined stated ‘The Presidency responds to
the recurring threats to the corporate existence of the
country with factions giving specific timelines for the
President to do one thing or another or else, in their
language, ‘the nation will break up.’
Shehu said that the President remains an elected leader with the full
legitimacy of the Nigerian people. He asserted that the President
will continue to work with well-meaning Nigerian through
parliamentary due process to develop lasting solutions to the
‘structural and other impediments to the growth and wellbeing of
the nation and its people’.
‘Repeat: this administration will not take any decision
against the interests of 200 million Nigerians, who are the
President’s first responsibility under the constitution,
out of fear or threats especially in this hour of a health
crisis’ Garba Shehu.
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