By Shola Abayomi.
The Presidency has described the protest by Concerned APC National Stakeholders (CANS), demanding the sack of Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari as “sponsored” and a waste of time, as the president reserves the prerogative to decide who to work with and who to send away.
The media aide to the president, Malam Garba Shehu made the disclosure yesterday, in Abuja, in reaction to the widely reported demonstration of the APC group.
He said, “You are going to see more of such sponsored protests. In one of the hotels here in the federal capital, there is shop that sells packages of protests. At a given fee, they will write the protest speech, the placards and give you the marchers, men and women as well as the lead speaker who in many cases is a lawyer.
“So we are not surprised at all. Very soon, reporters and photographers will be buying this service to attack editors they don’t like.
“One thing to note is that this President is not the kind that can be swayed by this chicanery. He has a mind of his own and he alone will decide who he will work with and who he will send away. In effect, this demo(stration) will change nothing.”