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A National Stakeholders group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday In Abuja, has alleged that cabals were running down the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to the group the cabals were Mamman Daura, Ismaila Funtua and Abba Kyari.
Dr Symeon Chilagorom, the national convener of the group, had said to newsmen during a protest in Abuja that the Nigerian people would refuse to accept the repetition of President Buhari’s first term as the slogan of the 2019 campaign dictates.
His statement had read in part:
“Our demand is a simple one, the people of this country elected Muhammadu Buhari as their President, not Mamman Daura, not Ismaila Funtua, and definitely not Abba Kyari. Only President Buhari has our mandate to govern over the affairs of this nation, in light of that, we are simply asking that President Buhari should take back control of his government and begin to walk his talk during the campaign by delivering on the promises made.
“These promises can only be achieved if the President is in the drivers seat, not passenger’s seat and if he is surrounded by patriotic men and women of goodwill who assisted him during the campaign in the eyes of the world, travel the nooks and crannies of this country to sell the ideology of the change mantra to the generality of Nigerians and not those who hides away when the going gets tough only to re-emerge when the tough work is done and the battle is won.
“The Nigerian people will not accept the repeat of the first term, as the slogan of the 2019 campaign dictates, this is the next level and we dare ask, have we not arrived at the Next Level, if indeed we have arrived at the Next Level, then why is it feeling like we are one step forward and ten steps backward.
The protesters who had come in hundreds holding various anti-cabals placards said the protest was the first step taken to inform Buhari on how paramount it was that he got rid of some people around him.
“Today, insecurity permeates a vast area of the northern region majorly caused by poverty and slow pace of governance at all levels, time for governance is now.
“Let it be known that despite our coming here today, we are believers in the personal integrity and capabilities of Mr President, his die-hard supporters and it is for this unshaken belief and love for the President and the desire for us to see him carry our country to the Next Level that we call on him to take the wheel of the Nigerian Ship and navigate us through the murky waters of our many challenges to the promised land, let him not forsake us in the hands of those without peoples mandate or human sympathy.” He added.
Ayo Oyalowo, who was the head of Buhari Campaign on Social Media during elections, also lamented on how President Muhammadu Buhari had abandoned those who had worked tirelessly for the victory of the president.