Contrary to viral social media reports, President Buhari will not be getting married to the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq today.
Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser on media and Publicity to President Buhari debunked the news in an interview withTribune saying it was a deceptive manoeuvre by those who fabricated the news.
Adesina also disclosed that the news was far from the truth and that no such marriage is taking place at the Presidential Villa today.
Furthermore, the alleged bride, Sadiya Umar Farouq is currently out of the country and presently at the 70th session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme going on in Geneva that is being organised by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
Back in Spetember 2019, several media outlets reported on the continued absence of the current First Lady, Aisha Buhari who has been totally incommunicado since her trip to the UK. She was said to have left the country in protest against “certain developments” at the presidency.
Shortly after that, Nigerians woke up one morning to ‘unconfirmed’ reports that President Buhari will be taking a new wife on Friday, October 11th.
According to the media reports, ‘President Buhari will be getting married in a very quiet ceremony to Sadia Umar Farouq, the current Minister for Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management tomorrow and will confirm the suspicions of concerned Nigerians over the whereabouts of Aisha Buhari’.