The Presidency has alleged that the opposition paid people to boo the presidential motorcade in Maiduguri, Borno State, on Wednesday.
Some residents lined up on both sides of the road along the airport way, shouting in Hausa, ‘Ba ma so’ which means ‘We don’t want.’
President Muhammadu Buhari was in the state over the recent killing of 30 travellers by Boko Haram insurgents.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, accused the opposition of staging the booers in an interview with the Hausa Service of the BBC, Punchng.com reports.
“I was part of the delegation that entered Maiduguri right from the airport to the Palace of the Shehu of Borno. The people came out to say thank you and welcome us. But there was a group which came out shouting ‘we don’t want,’” he said, adding that maybe “some politicians gathered some miscreants and paid them money to boo Buhari.”
Mr Shehu said whoever recorded the incident did not present the people of Borno well as people who welcome guests.
According to the presidential aide, it is impossible to satisfy everyone, especially in a city like Maiduguri with about 5 million people.