Garba Shehu reveals some current cabinet members pledging allegiance to Tinubu
Garba Shehu, President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant for Media and Publicity, said that some current administration employees had begun to shift their allegiance to the new administration, a move he characterised as being “human nature.”
Although he remarked that the manner in which people are switching their allegiance to the next administration is different from what the former president, Goodluck Jonathan, experienced, he claimed that it is rather common for individuals to do so. Shehu claimed that this was due to Jonathan’s patriotism.
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Speaking on Arise TV, Garba Shehu said, “You can’t change human beings. So, the man of the moment obviously is the incoming president. So, you will expect people, who will come around him, but I think the case of Jonathan was different because I think again, there was desertion by a number of people around him who felt disappointed that he chose to be patriotic, nationalistic, and accepted defeat.
“And quite a number of people, who were within his camp were not happy with that. So, yes, there was desertion, but I think in the case of President Muhammadu Buhari, the villa had never been like the party headquarters for him in the last eight years.”
Shehu noted that visitors come and go however, there has been decency in it now. “And I don’t think that we’re witnessing any spectacular desertion of the place,” he added.