Presidency denies probing tenure of Abba Kyari, cancelling appointments

Tijani Yusuf

By Ayo Fadimu

The  Presidency on Tuesday denied reports that President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered probe of the tenure of his late Chief of Statff CoS, Abba Kyari and has also cancelled appointments and memos approved by his former aide.

It would be recalled that a national daily (not Nigerian NewsDirect) had over the weekend reported that the President directed his new Chief of Staff, Professor Ibrahim Agboola Gambari, to cancel all appointments and approvals made by the late Chief of staff Abba Kyari.

The reports claimed that 150 memos were signed without Buhari’s permission.

But, reacting, Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, on Tuesday, described the reports as false.

Shehu urged Nigerians to disregard the reports adding that Buhari has not given anyone such power.

He wrote on Twitter, “The attention of the Presidency has been drawn to media reports alleging that President Muhammadu Buhari has cancelled a number of memos and appointments signed off by his former Chief of Staff. 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.

”President Buhari was duly re-elected by Nigerians in February 2019. He has not and will never cede to anyone else, that power and trust given to him by the Nigerian people.


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