The Presidency has made it clear that it is not in the character of President Muhammadu Buhari to turn away visitors, especially in festive period.
Reacting to the news carried by some social media to the effect that the President refused to grant audience to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State during the recent Eid-el-Kabir holidays in his Daura country home, the Presidency described thhe perhaps as the antics of mischief makers, who wish to score cheap political points against the Kano State governor.
In a statement today, Monday, the Special Adviser to the President on media and publicity, Femi Adesina said that if the President had received Governor Ganduje, along with others, a few weeks ago in London, why would the same President refused to welcome him at his Daura home.
Adesina recalled that Governor Ganduja also welcomed the President, alongside many others, on his return to the country on August 19.
“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.”
Adesina explained that governor Ganduje was in 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, Barden Daura, adding that the governor then used the opportunity to be part of the Eid-el-Kabir celebration along with President Buhari.