20 Jan 2017

The Presidency Replies Governor Fayose

The Presidency has said there was no truth in the claim that America’s President, Donald Trump, snubbed President Muhammadu Buhari by not inviting him to his inauguration today.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said this in a message posted on his page.

Governor Ayo Fayose had described the non-extension of invitation to Buhari to attend Trump’s inauguration as a signal that he does not enjoy international relevance any more.

But Garba Shehu reacted, saying it was not in the character of the US to invite Heads of State or Presidents to the inauguration of their Presidents.

“Gentlemen, I think we should respond to refute this falsehood. The US does not invite Heads of State or Presidents to the inauguration of their Presidents. Our President could therefore not have been snubbed,” Shehu wrote.

Fayose had claimed that the 10 days vacation announced by the President could be to cover up the embarrassment, after all efforts to secure invitation to the inauguration failed.

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