President Buhari and Abba Kyari

For the second time, the Presidency has declared as untrue and fake news, a media report on Monday that President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the cancellation of 150 memos and appointments signed by his former Chief of Staff, late Abba Kyari.

On Monday, P.M.News reported a denial of the story, quoting a presidential source.

Now, Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity has issued a second rebuttal.

The presidential aide urged Nigerians to ignore the media report as those behind it did not wish the nation well.


“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.’’