- The PDP is demanding for an investigation into a suspected attack on President Muhammadu Buhari which occurred when the president was on an official trip in Kebbi state
- Kola Ologbondiyan, the spokesperson for the party, says the security breach which resulted in the incident should be investigated due to conflicting reports that have trailed the event
- The party insists that explaining the issue away would not do justice to the matter as the president embodies the identity and sovereignty of the nation
The PDP has called for an investigation into a suspected attack on President Muhammadu Buhari which occurred when the president was on an official trip in Kebbi state.
Kola Ologbondiyan, the spokesperson for the party, in a statement on Friday, March 13, said the security breach which resulted in the incident must be investigated due to conflicting reports that have trailed the event, This Day reports.
The opposition noted that explaining the issue away would not do justice to the matter as the president embodies the identity and sovereignty of the nation.
Ologbondiyan urged the presidency to disclose the identity of the said individual involved in the incident and explain how he succeeded in beating the security around the president as well as the current whereabouts of the man.
The PDP, however, said the security lapses around the president which led to the breach was a reflection of the poor handling of security issues by the presidency.
The party appealed to Nigerians not to resort to acts of violence against their leaders despite hardship occasioned by the misrule of the present administration.
The PDP said violence against the leaders does not offer the needed solution.
Meanwhile, the presidency has dismissed reports alleging that President Muhammadu Buhari was attacked in Kebbi state on Thursday, March 12, when he went to declare open the Argungu Fishing and Cultural Festival.
Femi Adesina, the special adviser to the president media and publicity in a statement explained that while the president was taking photographs with farmers at the event, a young man was so very excited to see the president so close that he made an attempt to get to him.
The aide stated that just as it is done around the world when the man attempted to get close to the president, he was stopped by security officials.
Adesina accused some people of twisting the facts by narrating the incident on social media as an attack on the president.
Meanwhile, a report by Daily Trust has dismissed claims that an unidentified man who attempted to move towards President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, March 12, in Argungu, Kebbi state was shot. Legit.ng gathered that the president was in the state for the 2020 Argungu Fishing and Cultural Festival.
It was learned that in the video, the man was seen moving close to the president and it was believed that the man had penetrated the president’s tight security and attempted to go close to him before Buhari’s security detail prevented him.
Operatives of the Department of State Security were said to have later carried the man to an unknown location.
The senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, confirmed the incident, saying the man was an overzealous supporter of the president who did not know that he had crossed the line of security.
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