By Jonathan Nda-Isaiah, Abuja –
The Presidency has refuted reports that President Muhammadu Buhari snubbed Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje in Daura during the Sallah celebrations.
In a statement by the special adviser media to the president, Femi Adesina, he described the reports as the antics of mischief makers, who wish to score cheap political points against the Kano State governor.
According to him, it is not in the character of the president to snub anybody pointing out that Buhari received Ganduje alongside other governors in London.
He said, “The attention of the Presidency has been drawn to incorrect reports that President Muhammadu Buhari refused to grant audience to Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State during the recent Eid-el-Kabir holidays, which the President observed in his hometown, Daura, Katsina State.
“The report is perhaps the antics of mischief makers, who wish to score cheap political points against the Kano State governor.
“The President had received Governor Ganduje, along with others, a few weeks ago in London, and the Kano State governor had also welcomed the President, alongside many others, on his return to the country on August 19. Why would such a person then be snubbed, as being reported, particularly on social media?
“Governor Ganduje had visited Daura during the Sallah holidays to commiserate with the Emir of Daura, His Royal Highness Faruk Umar Faruk, who had recently lost his younger brother, Barde n’Daura. The governor then used the opportunity to be part of the Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
“There is absolutely no reason for President Buhari to have snubbed Gov. Ganduje, or anybody else for that matter. It is not in the character of our President,” he stated.