Meanwhile, former President Buhari extended his congratulations to his successor, President Bola Tinubu, on his appointment as the new…..
By Isa Mustapha
Mallam Garba Shehu, the spokesperson for former President Muhammadu Buhari, dismissed the claim made by a national newspaper last night, stating that the former President had fled the country and was now in exile.
Meanwhile, former President Buhari extended his congratulations to his successor, President Bola Tinubu, on his appointment as the new Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
In response to the newspaper article suggesting that Buhari had gone into exile after handing over power to President Tinubu, Shehu refuted the claim and urged media organizations to verify their reports before publishing. He clarified that Buhari is currently residing with his family in his hometown of Daura in Katsina state.
According to him, “For misleading the otherwise credible newspaper to falsely report on their front page that former President Muhammadu Buhari has “fled” and on “exile” when he is currently at home with family in Daura, Katsina State, BusinessDay newspaper should sack their reporter who didn’t do the job of checking his facts.
“BusinessDay should think 10 times before running any information from the particular reporter and verify it before believing him. Every platform has tools to verify any information and we don’t expect anything less from BusinessDay.
“If they had browsed through different sources, they will have seen reports of the former President having come back home and enjoying the company of his family.
“A single fake news in a newspaper has the capability to destroy a reputation built on years of hard work.”