Fake news – Presidential aide reacts to reports of Abiola Ajimobi replacing Abba Kyari as COS

The Presidency has reacted to report that President Buhari has sacked his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari and replaced him with former Oyo state governor, Abiola Ajimobi after testing positive for the Coronavirus.

The message read in part

“The termination of the appointment of Abba Kyari took immediate effect. And the President has appointed Ajimobi as New COS. The President ordered Abba Kyari to step down as Chief of Staff due to his health challenge.’’

However, Bashir Ahmad, the Personal Assistant to President on New Media, described the news as fake

Ahmad wrote on twitter;

”Yet another fake news started trending on some WhatsApp groups that ‘President @MBuhari sacked Mallam Abba Kyari and replaced him with former Gov. Abiola Ajimobi’, disregard and dishonour it, entirely untrue!’’

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