Radio Biafra and Nnamdi Kalu, put the president on the spot light as they alleged that President Buhari made hate statements about the Igbo’s on BBC Hausa service. The presidency has however come out to dismiss these rumors as they are untrue and false.
In a statement issued by Garba Shehu, he said it was an effort by the propagandist radio channel to divide the unity of the nation;
“No one should be deceived by the pirate radio station’s hate propaganda against the president. 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 broadcasts,” the statement by Mr. Shehu said.
“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 President-elect by the Independent National Electoral Commission.”
“President Buhari is the President of all Nigerians and will continue to treat all citizens on the basis of fairness, equality and equity.
“Nigerians should therefore ignore all propaganda designed to sow seeds of discord among them and promote a separatist agenda against national unity, solidarity and progress,” Mr. Shehu said.
However, editor to the BBC Hausa service, Mansor Liman, has dis-associated himself and the BBC from these rumors.