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General News of Thursday, 25 May 2023


Buhari’s Cabinet members who are switching allegiance to Tinubu revealed

President Muhammadu Buhari and President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu President Muhammadu Buhari and President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu

The senior special assistant, media and publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, Garba Shehu, has revealed that some staff of the present administration has started to switch allegiance to the incoming government, a move he described as ‘human nature.’

According to him, it is very normal for people to switch allegiance but noted that the way with which people are switching their allegiance to the incoming administration is different from what ex-president, Goodluck Jonathan, experienced.

This according to Shehu was because Jonathan was patriotic, The Punch reported.

Speaking on Arise TV on Wednesday, May 24, he said,

"You can’t change human beings. So, the man of the moment obviously is the incoming president.

" Shehu noted that visitors come and go however, there has been decency in it now. “And I don’t think that we’re witnessing any spectacular desertion of the place,” he added.

Bola Tinubu, the president-elect, has told President Muhammadu Buhari that he should expect knocks on his door wherever he ran to after leaving the office on May 29.

Tinubu, in a veiled response to the president's comment on Tuesday, May 23, that Niger would rescue him if anyone came after him after he left the office on Monday disclosed that wherever the president lives after the end of his tenure, he should expect knocks on his door.

The president-elect made the comment while delivering his speech after he was conferred with the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) alongside the vice-president-elect, Kashim Shettima, who was also conferred with the honour of the Grand Commander of the Order of Niger (GCON).

The Department of State Service (DSS) has raised fresh alarm about the plot to scuttle the inauguration of Bola Tinubu, the president-elect, on Monday, May 29.

The secret police then warned those it described as subversive elements working to stop the inauguration of Tinubu and governors-elect across the country on Monday.

This was disclosed in a statement by the secret police's spokesperson, Peter Afunaya, on Thursday, May 25, via the agency's Twitter handle.