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Buhari Administration will not Succumb to threats – Presidency Warns

The Buhari presidency has warned that, it will not take decisions due to threats and undue pressure from any group or organisations.

The senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and publicity, Mr. Garba Shehu, gave the warning on Friday.

Shehu also explained that the President was committed to parliamentary processes.

However, this is coming a day after the president shunned an invitation to appear before the House of Representatives on the worsening security situation in the country.

His failure to appear before the House generated condemnation from some Nigerians including the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

There have been calls for the president to sack the current Security Chiefs due to the worsening insecurity in the country, with the youths also threatening to return to the streets for another round of protests if government continues to ignore the demands they gave during the recent #ENDSARS protest.

But in a series of tweets on Friday, Shehu said the administration will not take any decision against the interests of 200 million Nigerians, who are the President’s first responsibility under the constitution, as according to him the administration is battling with security challenges and as well as the COVID-19 pandemic.

Shehu wrote: “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.”

“This is to warn that such unpatriotic outbursts are both unhelpful and unwarranted as this government will not succumb to threats and take any decision out of pressure at a time when the nation’s full attention is needed to deal with the security challenges facing it at a time of the Covid-19 health crisis.

“Repeat: this administration will not take any decision against the interests of 200 million Nigerians, who are the President’s first responsibility under the constitutio, out of fear or threats especially in this hour of health crisis.

“The President as an elected leader under this constitution will continue to work with patriotic Nigerians, through and in line with the Parliamentary processes to finding solutions to structural and other impediments to the growth and wellbeing of the nation and its people.”

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