The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), retired General Muhammadu Buhari said contrary to reports on some social media platforms, none of his daughters is married to an Ibo man.
Buhari said he is blessed with eight daughters and 11 grand children but “none of them was married to an Ibo,” in a video clip titled “This is what GMB said about his family” and posted on his Twitter handle (@ThisIsBuhari), and his other social media platforms yesterday. The video clip showed the APC presidential flag bearer addressing youth organizations, under the auspices of GMB Volunteers recently in Lagos.
“I have eight daughters and two boys. One daughter, the most senior of them, died and one of the boys died. So, I have seven daughters. And most are married,” Buhari told the youth gathering. Buhari added that “I have 11 grand children now. None of them is married to an Ibo.”
In a lighter mood, the presidential candidate said “certainly they are not Igbos because they would have gone to Enugu or somewhere for holiday.”
Buhari was apparently reacting to a story by some online newspapers which publshed the photographs of some of his family members, saying that one of his daughters was married to an Ibo man.
In another account, he reputed the rumour that he has hired a christian cook and driver; although he said in his service to Nigeria in the past years that he has awlays worked with christians including Tunde Bakare who was his Vice presidential candidate public life