Buhari didn’t snub Ganduje in Daura – Presidency

Buhari didn’t snub Ganduje in Daura – Presidency
September 12 00:23 2017 Print This Article

By Ahmed Idris 

The Presidency said on Monday that report in some quarters that President Muhammadu  Buhari snubbed Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state during his stay in Daura for Sallah celebration was false.

A statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the Presidency said the President did not snub Ganduje as reported.

The statement reads: “The attention of the Presidency has been drawn to incorrect reports that President Muhammadu Buhari refused to grant audience to Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State during the recent Eid-el-Kabir holidays, which the President observed in his hometown, Daura, Katsina state.

“The report is perhaps the antics of mischief makers, who wish to score cheap political points against the Kano State governor.

“The President had received Gov. Ganduje, along with others, a few weeks ago in London, and the Kano State governor had also welcomed the President, alongside many others, on his return to the country on August 19. Why would such a person then be snubbed, as being reported, particularly on social media?

“Gov. Ganduje had visited Daura during the Sallah holidays to commiserate with the Emir of Daura, His Royal Highness Faruk Umar Faruk, who had recently lost his younger brother, Barde n’Daura. The governor then used the opportunity to be part of the Eid-el-Kabir celebration.

“There is absolutely no reason for President Buhari to have snubbed Gov. Ganduje, or anybody else for that matter. It is not in the character of our President.”