Contrary to claims by on Gideon Samani, a purported aide of President Muhammadu Buhari, the Presidency in a statement disowns Samani and denies his claims
THE Presidency has refuted the claim that President Muhammadu Buhari is shy around women. In a statement issued by Femi Adesina, spokesman of the president, the Presidency said that the purported claim by one Gideon Samani on Thursday, October 22, and published by a national newspaper on Friday, October 23, “is totally fallacious.”
It said further that the subsequent attribution of the supposedly “low number” of female ministerial nominees to President Buhari’s alleged shyness around women, was, therefore, baseless and a figment of the imagination Samani, who was falsely described himself as the “senior special assistant, political matters, to the president.
Adesina said that the assertion by Samani that Buhari was “very shy dealing with the opposite sex” was received by “the president with shock and consternation.”
Besides, the president’s spokesman said there was no senior special assistant, political matters, in the office of the President for now and that Samani who claimed have spoken as the representative of the secretary to the government of the federation at a public function yesterday, was not an aide of the president.
“President Buhari has a wife, many daughters and female relatives whom he loves dearly. He also had a mother that he adored. How then could he be shy in the company of women, to the point of allegedly not appointing them into public offices, on account of not being comfortable in their company?
“Nigerian women can be assured that the President holds them in the highest esteem and will always give them due consideration in the discharge of his official responsibilities,” Adesina’s statement said further.
He further emphasised: “The statements attributed to Mr Samani are untrue and unauthorized. They should therefore be disregarded.”
— Nov 2, 2015 @ 01:00 GMT