By Chinedu James
The Presidency has denied the existence of social media accounts allegedly managed by Yusuf Buhari, son of President Muhamadu Buhari. The Presidency’s attention having been drawn to Instagram accounts believed to be owned by the son of the President described it as illegal and fraudulent, dismissing its existence.
A statement by the Special Adviser to the President, Femi Adesina refuted such claims and advised Nigerians to ignore the impersonators.
“It has been observed that social media accounts are being run in the name of the son of the President, Yusuf Buhari.
“The most recent is an Instagram account @ymbuhari, which has attracted thousands of followers and which has been used to express opinions in Yusuf’s name without his knowledge.
“This is to inform the general public that Yusuf Muhammadu Buhari is not on any social media platform. The public is therefore advised to disregard such handles and pages while those perpetrating the illegality are advised to stop forthwith, as it amounts to impersonation.
“The same advice goes to those running other pages and handles impersonating other members of the family of the President,” the statement reads.