Presidency says Buhari a detribalised Nigerian, wanted Igbo woman as VP in 2011

Presidency says Buhari a detribalised Nigerian, wanted Igbo woman as VP in 2011

- Bashir Ahmad has described his principal, President Muhammadu Buhari, as a detribalised Nigerian leader

- In a tweet, the presidential aide dusted off the seemingly mischievous lies that the president hates Igbo and does not believe in women

- Ahmad disclosed that in 2011, Buhari wanted an Igbo and woman as his vice president but that request was met with objection

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The Nigerian presidency has described a spurious lie flying in the face of fact the insinuation that President Muhammadu Buhari hates Igbo and "doesn’t believe in women’s capacity".

In a Twitter rant on Tuesday, November 17, Bashir Ahmad, an aide to the president on new media, stated that contrary to what has been mischievously posited about the president, he never abhorred Igbo, and those who were spreading the lies have now changed the narratives.

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Ahmad explained as far back as 2011 when President Buhari threw the hat into the ring in his former party Congress for Progressives Change (CPC), he wanted an Igbo person as his vice president.

The presidential aide further revealed that in fact, Buhari wanted a woman to be his vice but she rejected.

"Those who have been painting the President black and keep pushing a narrative that he hates Igbo and also doesn’t believe in women’s capacity are now telling us a different story, the story is that as far back as 2011, he wanted an Igbo and a woman to be his VP, but she rejected."

President Buhari contested on several occasions before he was finally picked by the All Progressives Congress (APC) after a successful merger of some political parties.

How President Muhammadu Buhari wanted to choose Igbo woman as VP, presidency
Ahmad disclosed that in 2011, Buhari wanted an Igbo and woman vice president but was met with objection. Credit: Vanguard
Source: UGC

He won the presidential election in 2015, defeating Goodluck Ebele Jonathan in an election that saw the incumbent ousted through a democratic process.

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Meanwhile, President Buhari has declared that not under his watch will another EndSARS protest be staged by Nigerians as it happened in the month of October.

Speaking on Tuesday, November 17, during a quarterly meeting of the National Security Council (NSC), Buhari said he would not allow the repeat of the nationwide demonstration which led to the loss of lives and destruction of properties.

Muhammad Dingyadi, minister of police affairs, made this disclosure during a press briefing at the State House on the outcome of the meeting which was presided over by the president at the Presidential Villa.

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