The President-elect, Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd), has dismissed a fictional report by an online medium that he had walked out some serving government officials when they visited him at his residence in Daura, Katsina State.
On Wednesday the 15th of April, Garba Shehu, the Director of Media and Publicity for the APC Presidential Campaign, released a statement in Abuja explaining the visitation of the government official’s visit the the President-elect’s residence.
According to the statement, no such incident took place on April 15 as earlier reported by the online medium.
“It was a false and an inaccurate presentation of the facts of what transpired when some government officials visited the president-elect at his country home. It is totally out of General Buhari’s character to ask his visitors out”, it said.
From this same statement, the alleged visit by the Comptroller-General of the Customs, Abdullahi Inde, only happened in the imagination of the said publication.
“Abdullahi Inde did not come visiting at any time”, it insisted.
On another reported incident involving Ade Abolurin, the Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, the statement said the president-elect was already in another meeting when Ade Abolurin visited.
“There was no way the President-elect could receive the new visitors. He was merely passing through the town and thought to stop by. As a matter of fact, words were promptly sent to the gentleman and his delegation that General Buhari was unable to meet them owing to the fact that he was at an ongoing meeting preceding the time of their arrival.”
“The president-elect welcomes positive suggestions from every Nigerian about how to bring progressive change to the country. He will not walk anyone who had come to discuss ways of developing the country. Courtesy and civility will not permit that to happen. It is equally not his character”
“It is, therefore, important to put the records straight that the President-elect will be a President for all Nigerians irrespective of whether anyone currently holds a public office or not”, the statement said.