The wife of the president, Mrs Aisha Buhari and the Senior Special Assistant to the president on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu has both denied claims by the Peoples Democratic Party that they are beneficiaries from a forex deal.
The PDP via its verified twitter handle on Saturday alleged that the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, made a total of N280m dealing in forex.
The twitter handle also alleged that wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, of collecting “$22m from the CBN on the instruction of Emefiele and the company sold at N362 same day”.
“FLASH: Garba Shehu got $800,000 forex at N185 from CBN on the instructions of Emefiele, CBN governor and sold at N350 on the same day,” the PDP tweeted.
However, in a swift reaction, the spokesman to Buhari denied the allegation.
“It is a lie by PDP to say I bought $800,000 from the CBN. I had only two forex purchases since coming into government: Eight thousand Dollars ($8,000) sent to my daughter and nephews through United Bank for Africa. This is verifiable.
“I’m not a forex trader. The day I choose to start trading in forex, I will resign as a presidential spokesman. If I know the coward and psychopath behind the official PDP handle, I will launch a defamation suit against him or her. And I will claim money in millions as damages,” Buhari’s spokesman said.
On her part, the wife of the President said in a series of tweets, “This is grounds for a lawsuit on defamation of character.
“Making false and unfounded allegations without proof just to incite Nigerians on social media is wrong.
“Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari is not a dealer of forex. She has not and will never be involved in any illegal dealings.”