Presidency Denies Appointing Sheriff, Others Into Buhari 2019 Support Committee

The presidency, through the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF), has distanced itself from reports alleging it appointing different individuals into different roles under the Buhari 2019 Presidential Support Committee.

This was contained in a statement signed by Lawrence Ojabo, the Director Press Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, on Saturday, in Abuja.

Ojabo was reacting to media reports on Friday alleging that the Presidency appointed a former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff as Director General of the Buhari 2019 Presidential Support Committee.

In the statement, allegedly signed by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Political Matters, Hon. Gideon Sammani, Chief of Staff to the Imo State governor and governorship aspirant of APC, Uche Nwosu was named National Secretary, while Nollywood actor and a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon Desmond Elliot, as its National Publicity Secretary.

According to the statement, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, APC national leader Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Alhaji Mamman Daura all make up the National Patrons of the Committee.

But reacting, Ojabo advised the general public to disregard the report, describing it unauthorised and misleading.

He said: “The attention of the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation has been drawn to documents in circulation in print and social media purportedly issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Political Matters in the Presidency as public notice, announcing the names of certain individuals and appointing them into different roles under the BUHARI 2019 PRESIDENTIAL SUPPORT COMMITTEE, as well as soliciting for support.

“It has become imperative to clarify to all Nigerians and in particular to APC members that the said documents are unauthorised, misleading and should therefore be totally disregarded.

“Appropriate administrative measures are being put in place to ensure that such lapse does not recur in future.”

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