Former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has faulted presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu’s claim that President Muhammadu Buhari is the first African leader to visit US President, Donald Trump.
Buhari had on Sunday arrived Joint Base Andrews Airport, Washington ahead of his bilateral meeting with President Trump.
Shehu had claimed the president’s visit to Trump will be the first from an “African head of government”.
He had said in a statement: “He (Buhari) is the first African head of government to visit the Trump White House and this is a pointer to two important things. One is, no matter how Nigerians take our own country, this is hugely an important country and this recognition is being manifested in this visit.
“And for the President personally, it is equally important that of all of the heads of state we have in the country that he of all of them has come forwarded to meet President Donald Trump.”
However, Reacting through his Twitter handle, Omokri said contrary to Shehu’s claim, Trump had hosted Egyptian President, Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi at the White House.
He wrote: “Dear Garba Shehu, you said Buhari “is the first African head of government to visit the Trump White House and this is a pointer to important things.”
“Your statement is not factual. President Trump met Egyptian President, Al-Sisi on April 2, 2017 at the White House. Pls be truthful.”