The Presidency on Monday denied reports claiming that President Muhammadu Buhari refused to grant audience to Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, during the recent Eid-el-Kabir holidays, which the President observed in his hometown in Daura, Katsina State.
The reports, according to a statement issued by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Femi Adesina, is perhaps the antics of mischief makers seeking cheap political points against the Kano State governor.
He said the President had received Ganduje along with other governors few weeks ago in London, adding that the Kano State governor was among several people that received the President on his return to the country on August 19.
“Why would such a person then be snubbed, as being reported, particularly on social media?”
“Governor 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 Governor Ganduje, or anybody else for that matter. It is not in the character of our President,” the statement said.