By Yemi Adebowale
Top Kwara billionaire businesswoman and PDP Chieftain, Hajia Bola Shagaya has denied media reports of her purported plans to host Mrs. Aisha Buhari, wife of the President-Elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari.
In a statement signed on behalf of Hajia Shagaya by Deji Adeyanju, she described the reports as false and misleading.
“We wish to make it categorically clear for the records that this story is totally untrue and 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”, the statement noted.
According to the statement, “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 the All Progressives Congress (APC) 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.”
It will be recalled that one of General Buhari’s campaign highlights was his promise to scrap the office of the First Lady if he is elected President.