Okonjo-Iweala de­nies mak­ing anti-Buhari ut­ter­ances

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Nige­ria’s for­mer fi­nance min­is­ter Dr Ngozi Okon­joIweala has de­nied so­cial me­dia re­ports that she made ut­ter­ances against Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari.

Ac­cord­ing to the post­ing on her Face­book wall, the exmin­is­ter said the re­ports were false.

“I had ear­lier debunked the same fake news on Jan 5, 2017, but it is ob­vi­ously in some peo­ple’s in­ter­est to see this false­hood cir­cu­late again,’’ she said.

The Jan­uary 5 dis­claimer was posted on her wall signed by her Me­dia Ad­viser, Mr Paul Nwabukwu, who said, “The com­ments on the per­for­mance of the Nige­rian econ­omy be­ing cir­cu­lated by un­known per­sons and at­trib­uted to Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala were not made by her. Like the pre­vi­ous fake au­dio by an im­poster pre­tend­ing to be her, this is an­other des­per­ate ac­tion by mis­chievous per­sons. The for­mer min­is­ter doesn’t need any­one to speak for her be­cause, as ev­ery­one knows, she is very ca­pa­ble of speak­ing for her­self. We urge the me­dia and Nige­rian pub­lic to ig­nore these petty gim­micks.’’

Ac­cord­ing to Nwabukwu, the for­mer min­is­ter does not need any­one to speak for her. “We urge the me­dia and Nige­rian pub­lic to ig­nore these petty gim­micks,” he said. (NAN)

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