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It is fake news - Presidency denies that Buhari has extended his 10-day leave

It is fake news - Presidency denies that Buhari has extended his 10-day leave

- The presidency says Muhammadu Buhari has not extended his 10-day vacation

- The presidency also reveal that the fake information is coming from what happened in 2017

- It says the statement is not related to the current vacation embarked upon by the president

The Nigerian presidency has denied a widely published report indicating that President Muhammadu Buhari would be extending his 10-day working leave which he is currently observing in London.

The presidency, through its various Twitter handles, insisted that the piece of information was fake and drawn from past events.

"This story from Feb 2017 is currently being mischievously circulated on social media platforms,to create the impression that it’s related to the President’s current vacation.

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Kindly take note of the date. 2017. The president has NOT extended his ongoing 10-Working-Days vacation," the presidency said. earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari wrote a letter to the Senate seeking a ten day leave between Monday, January 23 to Monday, February 6 2017.

The Senate president, Bukola Saraki, on Thursday, January 19, read a letter from the president during the plenary session where Buhari said the vacation would be a working leave. also reported when President Muhammadu Buhari arrived in London for a 10-day working holiday.

It quoted Channels TV as saying that the president left Abuja for London in the early hours of Friday, August 3.

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It was gathered that while the president is away, the vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, would be in acting capacity as the president.

The presidency, on Thursday, August 2, also dismissed the claims by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that President Muhammadu Buhari is embarking on a 10-day leave in order to open the stage for the impeachment of Senate president Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu.

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