The Presidency has mentioned studies alleging that the President Muhammadu Buhari cancelled 150 appointments and memos signed off by his former Chief of Staff, the late Abba Kyari, weren’t true.
“Not surprisingly, these reports have quoted unnamed sources. There is not a grain of truth in these reports and Nigerians should please ignore the insinuations behind them,” presidential spokesman, Mr Garba Shehu, was quoted as saying on Tuesday night time in Abuja in a Punch report.
The Presidency insisted Buhari was totally in command of the mandate given to him by Nigerians throughout his re-election in February 2019.
It careworn that Buhari “has not and will never cede to anyone else, that power and trust are given to him by the Nigerian people”.
Around final weekend, some on-line and later, conventional media started circulating the report that Buhari overruled Kyari on appointments the late CoS allegedly authorised with out his data.
No official sources had been quoted. Names and nature of the appointments had been additionally not indicated.
However, there have been insinuations that these, who allegedly influenced the appointment of Kyari’s successor, Prof Ibrahim Gambari, wished to make use of him to reverse approvals that Kyari sealed earlier than his dying. But the Presidency mentioned there have been no info to the alleged cancellation of appointments and memos.