The Presidency has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement on Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state at the meeting with South East Leaders has been quoted out of context.
Buhari was quoted as saying that “I will be careful with your future invitations” at end of his speech at the occasion.
The President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Femi Adesina identified those he described as purveyors of disinformation as brains behind the fake news.
According to him, Buhari made it clear that he was overwhelmed by the reception and personalities that travelled from the five South Eastern states to have a heart-to-heart discussion with him in Owerri.
Adesina said the President had assumed that he was in the state to commission projects alone but the governor pulled a surprise on him with the calibre of over 50 elders that came to receive him.
The Presidential said Buhari later in his concluding statement at the same event, made reference to his earlier remarks on the ‘‘surprise’’ action pulled by the governor.