The claim by a pirate radio station that President Muhammadu Buhari
expressed anti-Igbo sentiments in a recent interview with the BBC Hausa
Service is completely false, malicious and slanderous.
The voice being ascribed to President Buhari in the recording repeatedly
played back by the pirate radio station is definitely not the President’s
and the claim that the station got the recording from a BBC interview is
No one should be deceived by the pirate radio station’s hate propaganda
against the President.
President Buhari has not had any interview with the BBC’s Hausa Service
since his assumption of office as alleged by the agents of disunity behind
the pirate radio station’s inflammatory and divisive broadcasts.
The last interview he had with the BBC Hausa Service, lasting not more
than five minutes, was on the day he was declared winner and given his
certificate of return as President-elect by the Independent National
Thankfully, the BBC Hausa Service Editor, Mr. Mansor Liman has distanced
the BBC from the false interview clip being ascribed by the pirate radio
station to President Buhari.
President Buhari is the President of all Nigerians and will continue to
treat all citizens on the basis of fairness, equality and equity.
Nigerians should therefore ignore all propaganda designed to sow seeds of
discord among them and promote a separatist agenda against national unity,
solidarity and progress.