*Calls For Minister’s Resignation Over Open Support For Atiku
The Buhari Media Support Group (BMSG) has stressed the importance of unflagging loyalty, respect and support by all Cabinet members for President Muhammadu Buhari to attain maximum success by his government towards re-inventing Nigeria.
BMSG said since President Buhari has left no one in doubt about his capacity to transform Nigeria with a Change Agenda, a reason no member of his cabinet should demonstrate acts of disloyalty, rebellion or rather disrespect to his person.
The group made this known against the backdrop of reports that a cabinet member, Hajiya Aisha Alhassan most recently pledged loyalty and support for a Presidential candidate other than President Buhari ahead 2019.
BMSG said it was outraged by the report, which it stressed, portrayed the Minister of Women Affairs as playing double standards, while betraying the trust President Buhari had, all along reposed on her.
The Pro-Buhari group made this known in a statement signed by Hon Austin Braima and Cassidy Madueke, the Coordinator and Secretary respectively, stressing that it is wrong for any cabinet member to mistake the fatherly disposition and tolerance of the President for weakness.
The group said it is procedurally right for any cabinet member nursing political ambition against 2019 to honourably resign rather acting as a quisling or a black leg with intent to create enmity among ardent and loyal supporters of the President.
“We are dismayed that the Minister from Taraba not known with an outstanding performance is, all the same, proving not to be a team player. To us, she affirmed this by the interview she granted the BBC where she stressed her preparedness to resign to support former President Atiku Abubakar in for 2019.
“It is against this background that we advise Hajiya Alhassan to immediately resign if necessary in a bid to follow her desire on 2019 and to stop causing unnecessary distraction for the serious minded President Buhari’s cabinet, under any guise”
BMSG, however, urged Nigerians in general to continue to support the President who it said, has recorded tremendous successes on improving the economy and fight against corruption, terrorism, Insurgency and crimes.