The Presidency on Monday blasted Buba Galadima for saying that President Muhammadu Buhari would be alone in 2019, due to his style of politics and leadership.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu described Galadima's assertion that the masses would desert Buhari in 2019 as unfounded and utterly ridiculous.
Shehu said ordinary Nigerians were the backbone of Buhari's mandate and the only reason he ran for the office was to protect them against the "rapacious merchants of corruption who have held Nigeria back for decades."
The presidential spokesman also described Galadima's prediction as utterly confused and misleading.
Shehu said the masses were solidly behind Buhari because he's not stealing their money and future, adding that the president's goodwill remained ever strong because the people were convinced that he was acting in their best interest despite the temporary unintended consequences of reforms.
According to Garba Shehu, Buhari is far from isolation as he enjoys "a very strategic relationship" with ordinary Nigerians.
"This relationship is as solid as the proverbial rock. If Buba Galadima thinks that because he has no role and no job in this government that means president is isolated, he is putting himself up to ridicule," Buhari's spokesman said.