The Bauchi State government has denied reports that President Muhammadu Buhari shunned Governors MA Abubakar and Jibrilla Bindow of Bauchi and Adamawa states on account of the political situations in their states.
The governorship elections in both states are among those that were declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC and are expected to be concluded on March 23, 2019.
Dismissing the reports as misleading, a barefaced lie and misrepresentation, Ali M Ali, Special Adviser, Media and Strategy to the Bauchi State Governor said that the truth is that Gov. Abubakar was never supposed to meet with President Buhari .
“The President didn’t shun Gov Abubakar because there was no meeting between them. The Gov was at the Villa to meet with the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo. It is therefore, perplexing that such a report will be made. Nonethless, we are mystified how that amounts to President Buhari “shunning” Gov Abubakar,” he said in a statement.
He pointed out that there have been a flurry “of half truths and outright falsehoods being pushed as gospel truth by a slimy, desperate, megalomanic circle since INEC declared the Bauchi state gubernatorial election inconclusive,” stressing that the cabal behind these “has unleashed a blistering and sustained propaganda against the person and government of MA Abubakar.”
He noted that everyday these purveyors of falsehood served “a generous dose of fiction … to an unwary citizenry via shadowy and equally crooked cyber media,” insisting that the only reason why the government of Barrister Abubakar bothered to respond to the falsehood by a brand of journalism that is fuelled by partisan interests was because “these are lies repeatedly told and may become the truth if Goebbelean philosophy is anything to go by.”
He therefore urged all citizens “to disregard this brand of yellow journalism and their paymasters,” stressing that “we should keep our eyes on the ball. We should not be distracted by the antics of serial losers.”