Special Adviser , Media And Strategy to Bauchi State Governmnent, Ali M Ali has describes as “lies,” reports that President Muhammadu Buhari shunned his boss, Governor MA Abibakar and his Adamawa State counterpart,Jibrilla Bindow at Presidetial Villa recently.
“According to this very fantastic story ,the president shunned them on account of the political developments in their respective states,” Ali said.
Debunking the tale, the Bauchi Governor’s aide said further, “Ordinarily,we wouldn’t have responded to this bare faced lie and misrepresentation.Happily, this kind of journalism is restricted only to partisan interests.We are compelled however,to respond because these are lies repeatedly told and may become the truth if Goebbelean philosophy is anything to go by.
“We put the records straight.The President didn’t shun Gov Abubakar because there was no meeting between them.The Gov was at the villa to meet with the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo.It is therefore,perplexing that such a report will be made.
“Nonethless we are mystified how that amounts to president Buhari “shunning” Gov Abubakar.
He noted with apparent amazement that the state government has “noticed the fury of half truths and outright falsehood being pushed as gospel truth by a ..circle since INEC declared the Bauchi state gubernatorial election inconclusive.
“This cabal has unleashed a blistering and sustained propaganda against the person and government of MA Abubakar.Every day,a generous dose of fiction is
“Served to an unwary citizenry via shadowy and equally crooked cyber media.
“We urge all citizens to disregard this brand of yellow journalism and their paymasters.We should keep our eyes on the ball.We should be distracted by the antics of serial losers.”