President Buhari acknowledges media support for government

Timothy choji, Abuja

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President Muhammadu Buhari has praised the sacrifices made by the media towards his political career and successes.

He made the remark when he hosted members of the Buhari Media Support Organisation at the Presidential Villa on Friday.

The President said the organization has been steadfast in showing support for him, despite the unpleasant circumstances they face daily.

President Buhari, who acknowledged that it is not easy to defend him, said the opposition parties in Nigeria are now sponsoring mischief against his ambition.

 “I don’t think I can thank you enough for your steadfastness under very difficult circumstances. It is not easy to defend this administration and more importantly, to defend me. But your consistency is giving me a lot of confidence and I know you are paying the price physically, mentally and materially because the opposition now is are sitting on incredible resources, which I’m afraid we cannot get at it all. For that reason, they are sponsoring mischief from different angles, which in spite of the incumbency of the government, we cannot absolutely stop that. It is you people, that are quietly and openly fighting it and I cannot thank you enough for that,” he said.

In his remark, Chairman of the Buhari Media Support Organisation, Mr Austin Braimoh said the main objective of the organisation is to promote and defend the programmes of the Buhari led administration.

Braimoh, who said the group has been making credible interventions in the media to further project President Buhari, said the a second term of office for President Buhari is well deserved.

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