The Senior Special Assistant to the president on media and publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu who was also the APC campaign director during the electioneering process 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.
“In that lecture- the video is already now viral on the web- he (Buhari) said ‘it contained falsehood and I am not going to be engaged in deceit. I will go in there, I will see what is there and the get the intelligence – the knowledge of things that are going on- and I will fully commit myself to serving Nigeria’”.
“My point is that as the director, media and communications of that campaign, I was responsible for internal and external communications and these so p-called documents that are been flown around didn’t have my signature.
“I didn’t fund them and I didn’t authorize them. From what President Buhari himself had said at Chatham House, he had no iota or knowledge of those documents. So, people cannot hold him to account on something to which he did not commit himself”.
Shehu said the Presidency will rather work harder to reach a milestone than focusing on 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”, he stated.