The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO), said President Muhammadu Buhari is fully responsible for piloting the affairs of the Nigerian government.
According to the statement signed by the President of the organization, Niyi Akinsiju, and the Secretary, Cassidy Madueke, MBO, discussions about Buhari’s lack of control over the government have made headlines ob both local and foreign media.
An example of this came to the forefront this week after National Security Advisor (NSA) Babagana Monguno accused Buhari’s chief of staff, Abba Kyari, of misusing his powers and issuing orders to department heads on behalf of the President Buhari.
BMO, however, advised Nigerians to disregard allegations that he – President Buhari – had abandoned all his duties as commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of the federal republic of Nigeria. “The president is fully in charge,” the statement begins. And “there cannot be room for discord in taking decisions on security matters,” it sounded.
The group said that Buhari had held two meetings with the heads of the Service and the heads of the security agencies in the past two months.
It noted that Buhari has also held a series of local and international meetings on security issues, adding that the opposition has chosen to twist an internal situation to mean that strange people have been presiding over critical governance matters. “That PDP could make it seem like the President has abdicated his responsibilities,” the statement continues, “and should resign is nothing but mischief taken too far.”
The President has never abdicated his security duty to anyone, and as presidential spokesman Garba Shehu once said, he is working hard to keep Nigeria and Nigerians out of the hands of terrorists, the group said.
The organization disclosed that there were an estimated 10 million small arms and light weapons in circulation in Africa as a result of the Libyan crisis. “Out of this number, one million are believed to be in Nigeria,” BMO claimed.
It insisted that there was no split, crisis, or disharmony in the security architecture of the country.