Muhammadu Buhari has denied snubbing Kano State Governor Abdullahi
Ganduje during the recent Eid-el-Kabir holidays which he observed in his
hometown of Daura, Katsina State.
Presidential spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, in a statement on Monday,
described as incorrect, reports that he refused to grant audience to
According to Adesina, the report is perhaps the antics of mischief
makers who wish to score cheap political points against the Kano State
He said Buhari had received Ganduje, along with others, a few weeks ago
in London and that the Kano State governor had also welcomed the
president, alongside many others, on his return to the country on August
“Why would such a person then be snubbed, as being reported, particularly on social media?,” Adesina asked.
He explained that 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.
He said the governor then used the opportunity to be part of the Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
Adesina said there was absolutely no reason for Buhari to have snubbed
Ganduje or anybody else for that matter, stressing that “It is not in
the character of our president.”