The Presidency yesterday dared the Social Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) to challenge President Muhammmadu Buhari’s government legally and transparently and stop engaging in publicity stunts. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in a statement called on the leadership of the group to render accounts of their activities and name their sponsors.
Shehu noted that SERAP had threatened to institute several legal actions against the government and the President without walking its talk. He said: “We call on SERAP to cease its divisive, irresponsible and bare-faced publicity stunts and instead follow through on its latest spurious legal claim in a Nigerian court of law.
Let them challenge the government publicly, legally and transparently. And while they do so, let them reveal in full view of the nation who they are, and who is funding them.” The presidential spokesman said very little was known about who funds SERAP despite their claims of being an organisation that champions transparency and accountability.