The Presidency has debunked rumours that President Muhammadu Buhari refused to move into the Presidential Villa because of purported advice from Senegalese spiritualists.
In a statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, the Presidency expressed “utter embarrassment at such suggestion,” saying that President Buhari is a practising Muslim who believes his fate belongs to God and therefore described such rumour as baloney.
According to the statement, no true believer combines faith in God and reliance on the power of ordinary mortals, who can neither protect themselves, nor protect others from the hands of fate.
Malam Shehu said the so-called “spiritual cleansing of the Aso Rock Villa by Senegalese marabouts before President Buhari moves into the villa” was the figment of the imagination of rumour mongers.
The statement said it was ridiculous to attribute President Buhari’s delay in moving into the villa to any advice from fictitious marabouts.
According to Shehu, renovation works in the villa was largely responsible for the delay in Buhari’s movement into the Presidential Villa.