“It is true President Buhari met with my father” – Emeka Ojukwu
Emeka Ojukwu has debunked reports that he said President Muhammadu Buhari lied about meeting his late father, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu.
Buhari in his speech to Nigerians on Monday, 21 August 2017 said the late Biafra warlord agreed with him that Nigeria should be united after an intensive discussion with him in 2003.
According to Punch, Ojukwu’s son said the president met with his father and his late father told him about his discussion with the President.
“It has been brought to my attention that there is an article making the rounds on social media attributed to me refuting the remarks of Mr. President concerning his relationship and discussions with my late father.Let me lend my voice to those of the rest of my fellow countrymen and welcome Mr. President back home.Let me state the following categorically; firstly, that I made no such comments to anybody, and secondly that I am aware that His Excellency’s comments were indeed factual.I have noticed a disturbing trend recently of fake news being attributed to me on social media.I don’t know who is behind it or what their motivation might be, but let me assure you that any time I feel the need to comment publicly on any matter, I will not do so via some anonymous email or anything of the like, rather be rest assured that there will be no ambiguity whatsoever as to whether the comments came from me” he said.