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#iStandWithBuhari coordinator, Maryam Shettima, dissociates self from rally to counter 2Face

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Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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The national coordinator of #iStandWithBuhari, Maryam Shettima, has dissociated herself from a rally to counter a planned rally by top Nigerian artist, 2Face Idibia.

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The music legend had announced that on February 5, he would be leading a mass rally for good governance in Nigeria.

On Wednesday the pro-Buhari group had indicated its plan to stage a counter rally in a Facebook post that reads: “#iStandWithBuhari Nationwide Solidarity Rally 5th & 6th February, 2017.”

But Ms Shettima said in a statement on Thursday that she was neither aware of the planned rally nor would she be part of it.

“A lot has happened since my emergence as the National Acting Coordinator of the above group. I feel it is time however to break my lengthy dignified silence on it in response to the torrents of inbox messages and calls I get concerning an upcoming counter rally in support of Mr President.

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“To set the record straight, I wish to categorically state that I am neither aware of a counter rally organised by the group coming up in support of Mr President nor would I be supportive or part of it.

“I wish to, however, affirm my staunch and unshakeable loyalty to our dear President and his government and my belief in its ability to get Nigeria out of its perpetual doldrums.

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“I am firmly committed my country’s journey to greatness, long live Nigeria, long live Baba!” she added.

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