The Presidency said the angst against the President Muhammadu Buhari led-government among a section of the elite was on account of the war the regime is waging against corruption.
This claim was made on Monday by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu while fielding questions from newsmen during his visit to the All Progressives Congress (APC) national secretariat.
According to Shehu, before Buhari took rein of government, some bigwigs were in the habit of appropriating the country’s commonwealth to fund their lavish lifestyles adding that the incumbent has tightened the noose on them much to their anger.
He said, “A lot of these harsh attacks against the President are coming from people who had become used to life style that they can no longer sustain. We have on record that we have people in this country, that because they were influential, they have permanent suites attached to them in major hotels in Abuja.
“They will just come, take the key and live lavishly a public expense. When they are leaving, they are accompanied by bags of Ghana must go. The President has blocked access to national resources by lazy people and so, he is being fought not because people are not happy.”