In reaction to the allegation by Peoples Democratic Party that she is involved in Forex trading, wife of Nigeria’s President, Aisha Buhari has said that she is not involved in foreign exchange dealings and could not have been a beneficiary of an alleged $22million allocation from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
The First Lady Made her points clear via a series of tweets, she noted vehemently that further baseless claims aimed at detraction will be met with a strong legal prosecution. Below are the series of tweets with which the First Lady made aired her view on the now very controversial issue.
It would be recalled that the PDP in a series of Twitter posts on Saturday, March 26, alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari, his aides and wife are beneficiaries of dollar allocations from the Godwin Emefiele’s CBN.
The opposition party went as far as alleging that they got the dollars below the official exchange rate of N197. Aisha’s company was accused of collecting $22million at the rate of N185 and then selling it off at N362 same day.
In the last of the accusations, the party claimed that in 7 months, President Buhari has withdrawn $23m forex from CBN for foreign travel expenses and estacode. Meanwhile in reply to the defamatory accusation, presidential aide, Mallam Garba Shehu said:
“it is a lie by PDP to say I bought USD 800,000 from the CBN.
I had only two FOREX purchases since coming into government: Eight thousand Dollars (USD 8,000) sent to my daughter and nephews through UBA. This is verifiable.” Shehu further noted that he is not a FOREX trader. Adding:
“The day I choose to start trading in FOREX I will resign as Presidential spokesman. If I know the coward and psychopath behind the official PDP handle, I will launch a defamation suit against him/her.” “And I will claim money in millions as damages!,” Shehu stressed.
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