Special adviser to the president on media and publicity Femi Adesina has debunked claims that President Muhammadu Buhari want to marry another woman.
Adesina debunked the claim, describing it as a deceptive manoeuvre by those who reportedly fabricated it.
Adesina confirmed that there was no marriage taking place at the Presidential Villa as stated in the viral claim.
The Nigerian social media space has been awash with a viral claim that President Muhammadu Buhari is set to marry a second wife.
The purveyors of the claim attributed it to undisclosed sources from the presidency.
They further claimed that the purported marriage ceremony will be taking place today, Friday, October 11, after the Jumat (Friday prayer) services.
The claim which is gathering momentum under two trending hashtags on Twitter, #BUSA19 and #BUSA2019, stated that the woman the president is said to marry is the new minister for the newly created Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq.
The purveyors of the claim also linked the purported wedding to the alleged prolonged absence of the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, at the presidential villa.
The wife of the president is currently on a trip to the United Kingdom.