Interim Government: A false claim FGN


The insinuations that Muhammadu Buhari lead government is planning to foist Interim Government at the expiration of his tenure has been debunked by the presidency.

This was contained in statement signed by presidential media aide, Garba Shehu, on Friday, alluded to a quote from Joseph Goebbels, the propaganda Chief of Adolf Hitler, who said: ‘‘Repeat a lie often enough and it becomes the truth’’, saying this was in the 1930s, before the internet was birthed.

“Let us clearly, specifically and emphatically state that there is absolutely no truth to the claim that President Muhammadu Buhari is working towards an interim government or, worse yet, the truncation of democracy—democracy that he has helped to keep alive not only here in our country, in West Africa, but throughout the continent,” Shehu continued in the statement.

He claimed that those who sell it have nothing to gain other than spreading fear and inciting the populace to oppose the federal authority.

“That is another risk that those who are worried about losing their elections pose.

Everyone is aware that there is a lot of pressure on us all, including the party, its candidates, its elected officials, and law enforcement agencies, as a result of how the currency swap has turned out, but the best course of action is to remain calm.

“There is an issue, and nobody is going to try to deny that.

The President offered multiple channels for consultation with leaders and groups across the nation, which culminated in his broadcast to the nation on Thursday morning, exactly because he is worried about this issue.

He said: “In keeping with the speech, his clear and unequivocal directive is that the issue of cash supply must be dealt with right away.

“As leaders, as a people, and as a country, we must cooperate. When panic strikes, people react hysterically. No one benefits by shouting because nobody can hear it, he claimed.

Shehu continued by stating that the problem’s solution did not lie in confusing Nigerians and that the All Progressives Congress (APC) (and any other candidates, if they so choose) will be elected in the impending 2023 elections.

The negative energy being directed against a well-intentioned currency shift will not sway our people, who desire growth, good governance, law, and order.

Consequently, it goes without question that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is the President’s preferred successor.

“Just because Tinubu has objected to the timing and speed of the Naira exchange timeline doesn’t mean he disagrees with the notion that Nigeria should transition to a cashless society. Naturally, Tinubu is in favour of a cashless society since he is a futurist.

What needs to be made abundantly apparent to sceptics, investors, and untruth-tellers is that the naira swap was not “designed” in any way to extend the President’s term beyond May 29. Nothing is more false than it is.

The President is eager to pass over office to his duly elected successor. The Constitution mandates that this occur on May 29, 2023.

The days of unelected Nigerian presidents and those who illegally extend their terms of office have passed, he declared.


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