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Buhari didn’t make anti-Igbo statement –Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari

The Presidency, on Wednesday, said there was no truth in a
claim by a pirate radio station that President Muhammadu
Buhari expressed anti-Igbo sentiments in a recent interview
with the BBC Hausa Service.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and
Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, in a statement, described
the claim as “completely false, malicious and slanderous.”
Shehu said the voice ascribed to Buhari in the recording,
repeatedly played by the pirate radio station, was not that of
the President.

He added that the claim that the station got the recording
from a BBC interview was totally untrue.

He said that no one should be deceived by the pirate radio
station’s hate propaganda against the President.
The statement read in part, “President Buhari has not had
any interview with the BBC’s Hausa Service since his
assumption of office as alleged by the agents of disunity
behind the pirate radio station’s inflammatory and divisive

“The last interview he had with the BBC Hausa Service,
lasting not more than five minutes, was on the day he was
declared winner and given his Certificate of Return as the
President-elect by the Independent National Electoral

“Thankfully, the BBC Hausa Service Editor, Mr. Mansor
Liman has distanced the BBC from the false interview clip
being ascribed by the pirate radio station to President

“President Buhari is the President of all Nigerians and will
continue to treat all citizens on the basis of fairness,
equality and equity.”

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