The Presidency says that President Muhammadu Buhari’s comment on Governor Hope Uzodinma was taken out of context by Imo while meeting with the Southeastern leaders.
Buhari was quoted as saying, “I’m getting cautious Be with your future invitations ”at the end of his speech on the occasion.
Mr. Femi Adesina, Special Advisor to the President on Media and Public Relations, identified those whom he called the providers of disinformation as the brains behind the fake news .
Part of the statement read: “We have seen President Buhari’s closing remarks deliberately skewed and out of context when he met with South Eastern leaders during his one-day visit to Imo state
“The providers of disinformation want Nigerians to believe the president bluntly told Governor Uzodinma,” I’m going to be mi Don’t be careful about your future invitations. “
” You added different meanings to the sentence, in contrast to the context in which the President was in during his successful dialogue with lea. spoke was thoughts from Igbo country.
“When he arrived at the banquet room of Imo State Government House for his final assignment in Owerri, the president was greeted by over 50 leaders from the southeast who had waited patiently for him for a commitment to the City Hall after commissioning strategic projects in the state.
”The President began his speech by recognizing the caliber of the personalities present at the dialogue, including the President-General of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Prof. George Obiozor; former chief of staff, retired Commodore Ebitu Ukiwe; and former Senate President Ken Nnamani.
“Former military governor of old Imo state; Senator Ike Nwachukwu; Onitsha’s obi, Igwe Alfred Achebe; Southeast Governors Forum Chairman and Governor of Ebonyi State Dave Umahi; Deputy Governors of Abia, Anambra and the SSG of Enugu State, representing the governor.
“The Anglican Archbishop of Owerri Province, Most Rev. David Onouha, and his brother Bishop of Enugu, Archbishop Emmanuel Chukwuma, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, Ahaejiagamba Ndigbo, to name a few. ”
The President’s Advisor quoted the President’s words at the event as follows: the invitation from the Governor of Imo State to take over the government’s investment People of Imo State want to justify
“I thought I was going to see the bridges, the roads, and some renovations.
” He didn’t tell me he did the entire Igbo leadership would bring here. So if he invites me in the future, I’ll know what to do. But I think he did what the military didn’t like. He achieved surprise. He surprised me beyond words. ”
He said the President referred to his earlier remarks on the governor’s“ surprise action ”later in his final statement at the same event.
p> < In a lighter tone, Adesina said, the President joked:
“Governor of Imo State, I cannot thank you enough, but I will be careful with your future invitations.” met him who shared the same enthusiasm that his coming to the eastern heartland would bring peace, promote unity, and promote good and better understanding among citizens.
In his words, Archbishop David Onuoha, the is the Anglican Archbishop of the Ecclesiastical Province of Owerri, the mood must have been summed up in the words of the prayer offered at the event:
“Thank you dear Lord for our nation Nigeria and its people with different backgrounds, nationalities and cultures. Surely you made no mistakes when you brought us together.
“Your job is to use our potential / strength to build a strong and manly nation. May this purpose never be thwarted.
“Be honored that you have brought your servant and our dear President, His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari, safely to this state. Blessed be your name for his life and the great strides he is making for the good of our nation.
“Thank you for the enormous infrastructural development that is taking place in different parts of the country.
“He will end his term strong and well for the glory and honor of your name and for the good of our people.