- Buhari Dismisses Harassment Rumour as Japanese in Nigerian Attires Welcome Him
The Presidency on Monday dismissed allegations trending on social media, of a harassment order against the President in Japan by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Mazi Nnamdi Kano while on his visit to attend the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) which is scheduled to hold from Wednesday, August 28, to Friday, August 30.
It also said that since the President’s arrival in Yokohama, Japan on Sunday, he has had no business with the IPOB; adding that the rumours being propagated on social media were “concocted stories” created by “hate mongers”, focused on tarnishing the image of the President.
Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Femi Adesina said, “The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra group has had nothing to do with President Muhammadu Buhari since he arrived Yokohama, Japan, on Monday.
“Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora are urged to disregard concocted stories, backed with spurious visuals, of any protest or harassment of the President and his team.
The President is on a current visit to Japan to attend the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development.
“It is the stock-in-trade of hate mongers, who do not realise that the rest of Nigerians have left them far behind.
“President Buhari will make his presence at the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) count for Nigeria, and no scare-mongering or sabre-rattling will detract from the outing.”
Meanwhile, Japanese in Nigerian attires were present on Monday to welcome President Mohammadu Buhari, who arrived in the company of Lagos and Kwara State Governors, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Abdulrazak Abdurahman.
Photos of the Welcome party was shared on Twitter by his Media aide, Bashir Ahmad.
Also present were the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyema and the Nigerian Ambassador to Japan, Mohammed Gana Yisa.