The Presidency has called on Nigerians to stay safe from what it called “a deadly virus” in form an online newspaper, Peoples Gazette.
“We wish to advise well-meaning Nigerians to ignore a laughably puerile report by an apparently pirate online newspaper seeking to sow division and chaos on the choice of Governor Kashim Shettima as the Running Mate of our Party’s Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.”
In a three-paragraph statement today, July 15, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari, Malam Garba Shehu said that the so-called newspaper “is like a deadly virus.”
Garba Shehu advised Nigerians to “stay safe by keeping away from its toxic reports.”
Peoples Gazette had, earlier in the day, reported what it called: “a classified document” by the Department of State Service (DSS), addressed to President Buhari about the dangers looming in the country on the decision the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to nominate a fellow Muslim as vice-presidential candidate for 2023 presidential.
The document, which the newspaper claimed got to the President through the National Security Adviser (NSA), retired General Babagana Monguno, said that Tinubu should consider security implications of his selection before making it public.
“The NSA looked at the report and added it for security briefing to the president.”
The online newspaper went on to narrate what is contained in the secret document thus: “Simply put, our understanding is that the alliance will destabilise Nigeria and embolden attacks on Christian citizens from their fellow Muslim citizens.
“The distrust Christians are likely to harbour against a presidency occupied by two Muslims won’t make our work easy at national security level.”