Presidency Denies Replacing Abba Kyari With Ajimobi

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The Presidency has kicked against the rumours making rounds on the social media that the Chief of Staff to President Buhari, Abba Kyari has been replaced with Abiola Ajimobi.


A claim on the stepping down of Abba Kyari went viral on Social media on 31st, 2020 especially Whatsapp broadcast message detailing how Kyari was replaced by Ajimobi because of his health travail with coronavirus.

The circulated fake news also explained that the purported Kyari sack was contained in a statement signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha on Monday 31st March 2020 on the ground of his health.

The massage which partly reads;

“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, the presidency denied the story in its totality through the presidential aid on media, Bashir Ahmad, who describes the whole news as “another fake news”.

Through his verified tweeter handle Ahmad tweeted;

”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!’’

Kyari was tested positive for COVID-19 two weeks after he returned from Germany from official engagement, he was flown to Lagos to receive his treatment.