President Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media, Gatlrba Shehu, has debunked a circulating rumour that the President owns a large estate called PMB Estate in Ogun State.
A report from the Peoples Gazette has revealed that Ex Governor Ibikunle Amosun wired N12.5M from Ogun State govt’s treasury to President Buhari’s personal account, showing a receipt of the transfer. Falsifying the report in a series of tweets, Garba Shehu said the estate belongs to Ogun State.
“Fake news industry at work. A certain document showing the transfer of N12,500,000 from the Coffers of the Ogun State to a “PMB Estate” is being circulated to tarnish the image of President Muhammadu Buhari. The President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB) Estate is a large housing scheme in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. It was commissioned by President Buhari in the course of a State visit”, he began.
“PMB Estate is owned by the Ogun State government, which honoured the President by naming it after him of cause that does not confer the ownership of the Estate to President Buhari. The gossipy online newspaper, peddling the falsehood that the President, Muhammadu Buhari, the tried and tested anti-corruption fighter is the beneficiary of this cash transfer should be ignored”, he added.