The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has said that any attempt to link President Muhamadu Buhari in the ongoing Benue impeachment saga will not stick.
Adesina stated this in a statement on Tuesday while distancing the President from the political development in the state.
“President Buhari will never be part of any unconstitutional act, and any attempt to link him with the inglorious past, when minority number of lawmakers impeached governors, will not stick”, he said.
The comments come after some lawmakers from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) served an impeachment notice on the governor.
The President who is attending the ECOWAS/ECCAS Summit in Togo said attempts are being made to drag him into the unfolding drama between the executive and legislature in Benue State.
Adesina is of the opinion that the President could not abandon pressing national issues to interfere in the activities of the state governed by Ortom.
He added, “It will simply be like water off the duck’s back. Those with open minds know this, but those who cavil would rather source everything untoward to the President.
“It is murky ground in which they are now marooned, as a fallout of their resistance to change in the country.
“This is paranoia at its worst, coming from people who have wittingly positioned themselves against the clean-up of the country, and the way we do things. They prefer business as usual.
“When it suits them, they preach separation of powers and true federalism, and in another breath, they call on the President to interfere brazenly in affairs at the state level.”
Mr Adesina noted that the President will always stand by all that is noble and fair, and will reject attempts to drag him into infamy.
“People who stoke fires by deliberate acts of omission or commission, and then summon the President to come and put it out will find that this President will be guided by the Constitution at all times, no matter the attempt to entangle him in unwarranted controversies”, he further added.