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Friday, January 15, 2016
Buhari didn’t storm out of meeting with BBOG campaigners – Presidency
The Presidency on Friday said there was no truth in the news making the rounds that President Muhammadu Buhari stormed out of the meeting he had with parents of the abducted Chibok girls, representatives of the Chibok community and members of the Bring Back Our Girls movement at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Friday.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, made the clarification on his Twitter handle and Facebook page.
Shehu said the President could not have stormed out of the meeting.
He said Buhari was only called to a meeting that he did not start with them, he played his part and left for the meeting to continue.
The presidential spokesman also justified the decision to excuse journalists from the meeting for security reasons.
Shehu said, “We thank the Bring Back Our Girls Movement for a good event. But that is not to say that all of the accounts of the meeting on Twitter are accurate.
“President Buhari could not have stormed out of his meeting with the Chibok parents, stakeholders and the BBOG. He was called to speak at a meeting he did not start. He did his part and left so that the meeting would continue.