The spokesman for former President Muhammadu Buhari, Garba Shehu, quashed rumours about Buhari fleeing the country and living in exile.
In response to a newspaper claim that Buhari has taken exile after handing over the presidency to President Tinubu, Shehu declared the report baseless.
He counselled media outlets to verify their information before publication.
Shehu confirmed that Buhari is currently at his Daura residence in Katsina state, spending time with his family. He clarified this in a statement released on Sunday.
According to him, “For misleading the otherwise credible newspaper to falsely report on their front page that former President Muhammadu Buhari has “fled” and is on “exile” when he is currently at home with family in Daura, Katsina State, BusinessDay newspaper should sack their reporter who didn’t do the job of checking his facts.
“BusinessDay should think 10 times before running any information from the particular reporter and verify it before believing him. Every platform has tools to verify any information and we don’t expect anything less from BusinessDay.
“If they had browsed through different sources, they will have seen reports of the former President having come back home and enjoying the company of his family.
“A single fake news in a newspaper has the capability to destroy a reputation built on years of hard work.”