19 February 2019

Nigeria: I Didn't Ask Buhari to Step Down - IBB

Former Military President General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida yesterday dismissed an online report that he had advised President Muhammadu Buhari to step down.

Babangida, in a statement from his Media Office, said he had no social media account and could not have turned to same to air his views on the state of affairs in the country.

"The attention of General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, GCFR, has been drawn to the existence of several twitter handles and "Social Media" purportedly owned by the former military president

"The media office of the former military president wishes to inform the general public, particularly social media community that General Babangida currently has no twitter handle or any "Social media" platform.

"Also, we wish to state categorically that the twitter handles bearing the name and photographs of General Babangida are fake and targeted at misleading unsuspecting members of the public," the statement said.

The statement reiterated that General Babangida is an elder statesman and peacemaker who could not have articulated a position as malicious as the said story.

The statement advised the social media community and the general public to be wary of the fake accounts, mischievous fake online news and discountenance whatever message conveyed therein.

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