Itse Sagay Defends President Trump On Alleged Statement On Buhari
The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption (PACAC), Prof Itse Sagay (SAN), has reacted to a comment credited to Donald Trump of the United States where he described President Muhammadu Buhari as lifeless.
It will be recalled that Trump referred to his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari as “lifeless”, shortly after a meeting between the two leaders on April 30, Financial Times reported on Monday.
Reacting via a terse statement, Sagay said he did not believe Trump could have made the “irresponsible comment”.
He alerted Nigerians to be wary of fake news being peddled on the social media.
He said: “How could the U.S. President say Buhari as lifeless? I don’t believe President Trump made such irresponsible comment. If the source of the comment in question is social media, I won’t waste time on it. It is all lies; it is fake news.
“I hardly react to fake news being peddled on social media. I don’t believe any right-thinking person would see President Buhari and say he is lifeless. Only a mad man would have made such comment being ascribed to the U.S. President.“
Source: Naija News