PRESIDENT-ELECT, Muhammadu Buhari, has dismissed as fictional and uncharitable, a report by an online medium that he walked some government officials out of his residence in Daura, Katsina State.
A statement issued by the director of media and publicity of the APC presidential campaign organisation, Mallam Garba Shehu, on Wednesday, denied any such incident took place as reported by the online newspaper.
“It was a false and an inaccurate presentation of the facts of what transpired when some government officials visited the president-elect at his Daura country home. It is totally out of General Buhari’s character to ask his visitors out,” the statement said.
Shehu stated that the alleged visit by the Comptroller-General of the Customs, Abdullahi Inde, only happened in the imagination of the said publication, adding that “he did not come visiting at any time.”
On the other reported incident involving Dr Ade Abolurin, the Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Shehu said the president-elect was already in another meeting when the Commandant-General came visiting, adding that there was no way Buhari 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 of ongoing meeting that had preceded 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 out 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 read.