The Presidency on Thursday reacted to reports that President Muhammadu Buhari allegedly said he does not know whether he will seek re-election in 2019.
Buhari’s Personal Assistant on New Media, Ahmad Bashir, while sharing the report by Reuters via his Twitter handle described it as “fake news.”
Reuters had reported that the president made the statement while featuring on a radio interview, though the name of the medium was not mentioned.
Tweet from Reuters reads, “#Nigeria’s Buhari doesn’t know if he will seek re-election – radio interview”
But in his reaction, the presidential aide called on the news outlet to provide more information to backup its report.
The tweet reads, “Good afternoon Reuters, could you kindly provide more details on this your report, which radio interview did President @MBuhari talk about 2019 election? #FakeNewsAlert.
“This report from @Reuters is NOT true, President @MBuhari didn’t grant any radio interview where he talked about 2019 election, for Mr. President, it’s too early to start talking about next year elections when there are so many important and pressing issues on his desk.”