Presidency, Sadiya Farouq Deny Marriage Claims to Buhari

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Sadiya Umar Farouq, the Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster and Management during a party organised recently for her by family and friends to celebrate her appointment into President Buhari’s cabinet.

The Presidency and the honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster and Management, Sadiya Umar Farouq have both denied the minister’s rumoured marriage to President Muhammadu Buhari.

The social media was flooded on Friday with several reports of President Buhari taking the newly appointed minister as a second wife, but the presidency and she have both dismissed the reports, claiming the reports are simply figments of their writers’ imaginations.

According to the Nation, the continued absence of the current First Lady, Aisha, who has been out of the Presidential Villa since her trips to Saudi Arabia and UK gave rise to the rumoured marriage between President Buhari and the honourable minister.

The Nation reported that Ms Farouk is a very close friend of Buhari and the Villa cabals love her.

While debunking the claims, President Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina noted that the “news was far from the truth.”

Contrary to having a pre-wedding party on Friday, Adesina noted that President Buhari was observing the weekly raka’at jumaat prayer at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

On her part, the minister, yesterday, stated via her twitter handle @sadiya_farouq that the news of her impending marriage trending on social media was fake, stating that it should be ignored.

She said in her tweet that “There have been several speculation in media regarding marriage between myself and Baba Buhari. I will like to clarify this that I and Baba Buhari have been old-time friends and Her Excellency Aisha is a good friend and a sister. I will like to maintain this good relationship.

“Dear Nigerians, please kindly ignore all rumours as this is not true. We are currently completely focused on making sure we have a better Nigeria. Let’s continue to pray for our dear country Nigeria. God bless.”

Source: The Nation

Samson Oyedeyi

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