‘I did not go to the airport’ -VP Sambo debunks ‘dangerous traffic’ report



Vice President Namadi Sambo   reacted swiftly to a report which alleged that a presidential convoy returning from the airport had endangered the lives of  road users .The story alleged that   Sambo was the convoy.

But a  statement sent to Newsdiaryonline by Umar Sani, vice presidential said the  Vice President “did not go to the airport as he was his office throughout yesterday after the meeting and could therefore not be returning from the airport while being his office throughout the day.”

Sani also  reacted to the report that effort was made to contact him saying “The report further alluded to making efforts to reach me but to no avail, must be stated that no such effort was made to contact me as all my lines were open for both calls and text messages

Read the full text of the sent to Newsdiaryonline.com by Umar Sani

Our attention was drawn to a story in the premium times an online medium titled: ‘Presidential convoy defies traffic rules endangers road users’ wherein was insinuated to refer to the Vice Presidents Convoy who according to the story was returning from the airport having seen the President off to proceed for an official outside the country.

This is to correct the misnomer contained in the story and to state VP did not go to the airport as he was in his office throughout yesterday after the meeting and could therefore not be returning from the airport while being in his office throughout the day.

The report further alluded to making efforts to reach me but to no avail, must be stated that no such effort was made to contact me as all my lines were open for both calls and text messages.

We therefore for a retraction of the story as it is of misleading members of the public.

 

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