Bashir Ahmad, the personal assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on new media, has responded to a social media user, Olushola Olufolabi, who alleged that images posted by the presidency showing the president’s arrival in Japan were fake. Olufolabi, an avid supporter of former vice president Atiku Abubakar, tagged Ahmad in a post which alleged that the presidency was giving Nigerians fake news and photos.
As he tweeted:
However, the president’s aide stated that he respects Olufolabi’s white beard and won’t say what was on his mind.
Ahmad insisted that the photos were real, not photoshopped.
Meanwhile, Akelicious previously reported that the presidency said that President Muhammadu Buhari had had nothing to do with the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) group since he arrived Yokohama, Japan, on Monday, August 26. A statement by the special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, urged Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora to disregard the concocted stories backed with spurious visuals, of any protest or harassment of the president and his team by members of the proscribed group.