by Akan Ido
Billionaire businesswoman, Bola Shagaya has denied reports that she planned to host Aisha, the wife of President-Elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to a lavish dinner.
Shagaya who is known to be close to several past First Ladies, including Dame Patience Jonathan, denied any such plans and warned all those spreading such rumours to desist from doing so.
In a statement released on Friday evening and signed by her aide, Deji Adeyanju, Shagaya said the story is “totally untrue and a fabrication.”
A tweet from a Twitter handle, @APCUKingdom had yesterday alleged that the billionaire businesswoman was planning a dinner and it went on to urge Mrs. Buhari to decline the invitation.
Read Shagaya’s the full statement below:
Our attention has been drawn to a false and misleading story on the social media that Hajia Bola Shagaya is planning to host a dinner party in honour of Mrs. Aishat Buhari, wife of the winner of the March 28, 2015, Presidential Election (General Muhammadu Buhari). While we hold Mrs. Buhari in high esteem and commend the victory of Gen. Muhammadu Buhari at the poll, we wish to make it categorically clear for the records that this story is totally untrue & a fabrication. Hajia Bola Shagaya has no such plans or has she ever told anyone of such a plan to host Mrs. Buhari. It is purely mischief aimed at misleading Nigerians and disparaging her good name.
This rumour making the rounds on cyberspace has no iota of truth whatsoever and Hajia Bola Shagaya wishes to draw the attention of Nigerians to this. Hajia Bola Shagaya remains a very close confidant and friend of our amiable First Lady Dr. Dame Patience Jonathan and will continue to offer her invaluable contribution to the nation and always. We are also very proud of the heroic act of President Goodluck Jonathan making a great sacrifice to keep the peace of this nation. We urge all Nigerians and all right thinking people to completely disregard such stories. It is false, and conjured out of envy.
You will recall that this rumour was attributed to the London chapter of All Progressives Congress to perfect this falsehood. All discerning Nigerians can understand why they planted such a story and the mischief behind it. We urge those behind it to desist forthwith.
We thank all concerned Nigerians who reached out to us to find out the truth. May God continue to bless you and the Federal Republic of NIGERIA.