Journalists Barred From Covering Buhari’s Visit To Adamawa Over COVID-19 Fear Amid APC Party Chairman’s Wish President Died Of Disease
Journalists had been on Friday barred from protecting President Muhammadu Buhari’s go to to Yola, the Adamawa state capital.
The President arrived round 10: 40 am amidst tight safety as just one cameraman from the state governor’s press crew was granted entry into the terminal.
The president, who was obtained by Governor Ahmadu Fintiri, was pushed to the palace of the Lamido Fombina, the place he supplied condolences to the household of the late Ahmed Joda, former Permanent Secretary and Chairman of the 2015 Presidential Transition Committee.
At the palace, solely 4 journalists and few others had been allowed into the convention corridor the place President Buhari met with the Lamido, Barkindo Mustapha.
A bus conveying reporters from varied nationwide dailies was turned again.
A safety operative on the palace of the Lamido informed them that solely 4 journalists had been allowed from the state governor’s press crew.
SaharaReporters gathered that the tight safety was a part of the measures taken to guard the president from being contaminated with the coronavirus.
The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Yola-South, Suleiman Adamu had wished that Buhari died of coronavirus in a leaked audio tape.
A presidency supply informed SaharaReporters that “since a Yola man had wished the President to die of coronavirus, we have to take precaution”.
“We’ve taken appropriate measures to protect him; you can’t tell what human beings can do,” the supply added.
The APC Chairman in Yola-South, Adamu had within the viral audio, whereas reacting to the hardship brought about the nation by the Buhari regime, wished the lethal virus killed the President.
Delivering his message, President Buhari praised Adamawa folks for being trustworthy.
He mentioned: “Since my days as a military ruler to even now that I am a civilian President, I’ve found Adamawa people very reliable.
“That is why once I turned the President in 2015, I made considered one of them the Minister accountable for the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, a really tough process however I’m not disenchanted. He is doing job.
“The late Ahmed Joda was equally a good and hard-working person. He headed my transition committee in 2015.
“The solely factor I can say to Adamawa folks is ‘thanks’. I respect all you’ve got completed for me. May the souls of the departed relaxation in peace, could God relaxation their souls.”
President Buhari departed Adamawa for Kano, to attend the marriage of his son, Yusuf.