The Presidency has finally reacted to the decision made by the Punch Newspaper to refer President Muhammadu Buhari henceforth as General Buhari.
In a notice titled “Buhari’s lawlessness – Our Stand”, Punch stated that it will “henceforth prefix Buhari’s name with his rank as a military dictator in the 80s ‘Major General’ and refer to his administration as a regime until he starts acting like a Democratically elected President.
below is what the punch published
Why Punch Decided To Start Addressing Buhari As “General”
the punch news paper made the the decision while makig reference to DSS non compliant to court orders on trial of omoyele sowore, the journalist ahd publisher of sahara reporters, invasion of court and tral of shiites leader Ibrahim El-Zarzarky amongst others
Femi Adesina Reacts On Behalf Of Presidency
However, in reaction to Punch’s decision, Femi Adesina, a Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, said the newspaper’s decision to call Buhari ‘Major General’ is not out of order.
Adesina on his Twitter page @FemiAdesina added that Buhari has earned the rank ‘Major General’
According to him, Punch’s publication is proof of press freedom under Buhari’s administration.
so we will like to know your view in this particular issue, is it right for the punch to address him as general instead of president because it seems that the rule of law is no more thriving
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