By Anu / Wednesday, 02 Sep 2015 10:54AM
The Presidency insisted on Tuesday that President Muhammadu Buhari did not promise Nigerians that he would achieve specific things within his first 100 days in office.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Garba Shehu, stated this while responding to questions about reports on documents titled, “One Hundred Things Buhari Will Do in 100 Days” and “My Covenant with Nigerians.”
Shehu said the documents did not emanate from the official channel of Buhari’s campaign media department.
Some citizens had berated the Presidency and the All Progressives Congress for denying that specific promises were made during electioneering as to envisaged achievements in the first 100 days in office.
Shehu urged Nigerians to ignore the claims that Buhari specifically made promises of achievements within his 100 days in office.
Shehu said he neither authorised nor signed such a document in his capacity as the Director, Media and Communications of the Buhari Campaign Organisation.
He said the Presidency rather be talking about milestones reached since Buhari assumed office.
He said, “We prefer to talk about milestones instead of achievements; whether the milestones represent achievements or not, that is left for the people to decide. Milestones have been achieved, which is important for the country.”
Explaining what Buhari said during a lecture at the Chatham House in London, the presidential spokesman said, “The President never promised anything to anyone. It is on record in that lecture at Chatham House; they asked him a question relating to expectations and what he specifically would do in relation to certain documents that were flying around, committing him to this thing or that thing within 100 days.”