- The presidency has reacted to a statement reportedly credited to President Buhari where he was quoted to have warned Governor Hope Uzodimma
- Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina said the Nigerian leader was quoted out of context over his remark during his recent visit to Imo state
- According to him, the pedlars of disinformation want Nigerians to believe that Buhari warned the Imo state governor
Legit.ng gathered that Femi Adesina, the special adviser to the president on media and publicity made the clarification on Sunday, September 12.
Recall that the Nigerian leader during his recent working visit to the southeast state was quoted to have said to Governor Hope Uzodimma to be careful with future invitations.
However, in a statement shared on Facebook, Adesina said Buhari’s comment does not mean he is unhappy with Uzodimma.
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According to him, Buhari was overwhelmed by the reception and Igbo leadership that travelled to have a heart-to-heart discussion with him.
Adesina made it clear that Buhari in the meeting said he had thought he would only see bridges, roads and renovations.
He went on to note that the people peddling disinformation want citizens to believe that Buhari bluntly told the governor to be careful with invitations in the future.
I have seen enough that justifies Uzodimma’s integrity, Buhari says
Earlier, President Buhari said he had seen enough to account for the good deeds of Governor Uzodinma.
Buhari made this statement on Thursday, September 9, during his visit to Imo State where he commissioned projects carried out by the “shared prosperity administration”.
The president said he is fascinated by the Imo state leader’s giant strides even in the face of unforeseen circumstances.
Buhari speaks tough on IPOB, says it’s unthinkable any Igbo man wants to leave Nigeria
Meanwhile, President Buhari has told the leaders of the southeast that it is unthinkable for any Igbo man to consider himself not being part of Nigeria.
The president on Thursday, September 9, wondered why some Igbo men are clamouring for separation.
Buhari said Igbo people are relevant in Nigeria, adding that they have successful businesses across the country.