Plot to smear the image of President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele in Abuja, Lagos and London has been exposed.
Exposing this development in Abuja on Wednesday, groups under the aegis of Nigeria First Move and True Nigeria Patriot alleged that about N100 million has been disbursed for the smear campaign.
The groups have, however, petitioned the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Akali Baba and the Director-General of the Department of State Services, Yusuf Bichi to immediately wade into the issue and arrest the impostors.
Speaking in a joint press conference in Abuja, the group raised the alarm that faceless persons have set out to use their names to organize protests by hiring miscreants in Abuja, Lagos and London to march against the President.
The National Coordinator of Nigeria First Movement, Emmanuel Anuforo, alleged that those plotting to smear the image of President Buhari and Emefiele, have already mobilized the media and have set out to hire miscreants under whose cover they will operate.
The groups claimed that the issue which the impostors claimed was the reason for the protests giving them away as it was a 2018 matter, which had long been laid to rest.
The groups insisted that there is the likelihood of a more sinister plot underway like marching and barricading the CBN headquarters, attacking staff and causing a stampede.
The groups, however, apologized to President Muhammadu Buhari and Mr Emefiele and pledged their continued support and loyalty and also passed a vote of confidence on both men and their ability to fulfil the President’s pledge to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty.
They also urged the President and the CBN Governor to continue to keep their eyes on the ball and not to be dismayed and distracted by the activities of a dishonourable few.