Malicious people always twist things to give negative narrative – FG responds to report of attack on Buhari
The Presidency has described as false and untrue social media reports on alleged attack on President Muhammadu Buhari in Argungu, Kebbi State, on Thursday.
This was according to a statement by the President’s spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, late Thursday night.
He said the president was in Argungu to declare open the Argungu Fishing and Cultural Festival. “It was the first time the international tourism event would hold in eleven years, as security considerations had rendered it impracticable”.
The presidential said: “As the President went round the arena to inspect rice pyramids on display, and take photographs with farmers, a young man was so very excited to see his President so close. He made an attempt to get to him but was prevented by security officials”.
“World over, such would not be allowed by security details. The young man was prevented, and he protested that he should be allowed to greet his President. Now, professional contortionists are making mischief of the event. They are passing the video clip off on social media as an attempt to attack the President”.
“Malicious people always twist things to give a negative narrative. But they simply dash their heads against the wall. The country moves on.”