Presidency accuses politicians of paying residents to boo President Buhari in Maiduguri

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The Presidency has accused politicians of paying residents to boo the president Buhari motorcade in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, on Wednesday.

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Garba Shehu, the senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, accused politicians of paying miscreants to boo the president during an interview with the Hausa Service of the BBC, monitored by The PUNCH in Abuja, on Thursday.

It was reported that during the condolence visit to Maiduguri over the killing of over 30 travelers at Auno park, residents of Maiduguri booed the motorcade of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari, (retd.).

Shehu said,

“I was part of the delegation that entered Maiduguri right from the airport to the Palace of the Shehu of Borno. The people came out to say thank you and welcome us.

“But there was a group which came out shouting ‘we don’t want’.”

He said, maybe “some politicians gathered some miscreants and paid them money to boo Buhari”.

It was reported that during the condolence visit to Maiduguri over the killing of over 30 travelers at Auno park, residents of Maiduguri booed the motorcade of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari, (retd.).

Shehu said,

“I was part of the delegation that entered Maiduguri right from the airport to the Palace of the Shehu of Borno. The people came out to say thank you and welcome us.

“But there was a group which came out shouting ‘we don’t want’.”

He said, maybe “some politicians gathered some miscreants and paid them money to boo Buhari”.

The presidential aide said whoever recorded the booing incident and shared it on social media didn’t do justice to the people of Borno State whom he said had a reputation for welcoming guests.

He also added that it was not possible to satisfy everyone since no human being was god, especially in a city like Maiduguri which has a population of four to five million people.

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