President Jonathan, Furious, Demands Newspaper Retract Story He Intended To Visit Babangida In Minna.

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By Saharareporters, New York

The presidency today denied a report in the Peoples Daily newspaper that President Goodluck Jonathan sought to visit former President Ibrahim Babangida in Minna to show him “the spirit of comradeship” during Ramadan, and demanded a retraction and an apology.

A statement by spokesman Reuben Abati said that although President Jonathan participates in the Ramadan fast every year in solidarity with Nigerians of the Islamic faith, he has never as Vice President or President of the country visited the residence of any individual to break his fast.

“Rather, it has been the President’s custom to regularly invite Moslems from all strata of society to break their fast with him at the Presidential Villa during the month of Ramadan,” the statement said, adding that in keeping with that practice, the President Jonathan has been busy  hosting  Moslems during this Ramadan season.


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