Former President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his emergence as the Chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
The former President said that he was elated to hear the news that President Tinubu was elected chairman at the 63rd Ordinary Session of the regional bloc held today, July 9, in Bissau, capital of Guinea-Bissau.
The former Nigerian leader said: “West Africans have entrusted our new leader with an enormous responsibility, and it will be our task as citizens to support him to not let them down.
“I pray the Almighty will make his tenure as Chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Government see to the restoration of ECOWAS as the bastion of democracy, good governance and a leader in fighting terrorism and climate change on the continent.”
Meanwhile, Senior Special Assistant to the former President on media and publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, described the news by the BusinessDay newspaper as misleading and falsely report.
In a statement, Garba Shehu was reacting to the front page report of the medium, which said that former President Buhari has “fled” and on “exile” when he is currently at home with family in Daura, Katsina State.
He called on the management and editors of BusinessDay newspaper to sack their reporter who didn’t do the job of checking his facts.
“BusinessDay should think 10 times before running any information from the particular reporter and verify it before believing him. “Every platform has tools to verify any information and we don’t expect anything less from BusinessDay.
“If they had browsed through different sources, they will have seen reports of the former President having come back home and enjoying the company of his family.
“A single fake news in a newspaper has the capability to destroy a reputation built on years of hard work.”