Farooq Kperogi Denies Accusing Buhari on “Ear Infection” Trip.
Popular Analyst and US-Based Educationist, Prof Farooq Kperogi has denied accusing the Federal Government of Spending Six Million Pounds during President Buhari’s UK Health Trip this year. Reports from the Trip showed that the President had an ear infection.
Prof Kperogi who shared on his Facebook wall yesterday that the Presidency spend such amounts, has received a Reply from presidential spokesman Garba Shehu saying He is Disappointed at Him. Meanwhile, Mr Kperogi has blamed Vanguard News for such allegations.
See Farooq’s Reply Below:
“I didn’t make up the allegation that Buhari spent 6 million pounds to treat his ear infection. It’s been around since June. It was even reported in the Vanguard of June 9.
Now, I am the first to admit that Vanguard isn’t always a reliable source of news (I have written at least two scathing articles on Vanguard), but it’s also true that Vanguard is Nigeria’s most visited online news source, outranked occasionally only by Punch, according to Alexa.
You ignore it at your own risk. The presidency must be aware of this allegation. Why haven’t they denied it and set the records straight? Well, it’s probably because they didn’t or don’t want to lend wings to an embarrassing revelation. If they were never aware of this allegation until I brought it up in my column and status update, then they are more clueless than I thought.