The report that President Muhammadu Buhari was a beneficiary of N12.5m gift from former Ogun State governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has drawn the reaction of the purported receiver.
The report making the rounds said Amosun while in Ogun saddle transferred the said sum to Buhari’s account from the state treasury, a claim the President dismissed via one of his spin doctors, his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
Shehu took to the social media on Thursday to refute the story. In the refutal he described the report as fake news and went on to give Buhari’s side of the story.
The post, “Fake news industry at work. A certain document showing the transfer of N12,500,000 from the coffers of Ogun State to a ‘PMB Estate’ is being circulated to tarnish the image of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“The PMB Estate is owned by the Ogun State Government, which honoured the President by naming it after him. Of course, that does not confer the ownership of the estate on President Buhari.
“The gossipy online newspaper peddling the falsehood that the President, Muhammadu Buhari, the tried and tested anti-corruption fighter is the beneficiary of this cash transfer should be ignored.”