The outgoing Nigerian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Dalhatu Tafida, has come out to debunk earlier reports by All Progressives Congress (APC) sponsored media houses that President Muhammadu Buhari turned down the offer to ride in a Rolls Royce when he visited the UK as president-elect in May 2015.
Tafida, who is currently on a thank you tour of the UK availed that he personally went to pick Buhari at Heathrow Airport in a Mercedes Benz and not a Rolls Royce.
He said: “The story is not true. It did not happen. I went to the airport to receive him right from the plane. I took him to where he stayed and we left back to Nigeria together. He rode from the airport with me in my official car, which is a bullet proof Mercedes Benz (marked FGN1).
“To God who made me, Buhari did not refuse anything we gave him. That was what I gave him for the six days he spent. Even, when he took over, I called him, I spoke to him. Buhari is my brother.”
He said, although the High Commission has a Rolls Royce, “we didn’t send rolls Royce to pick Buhari”.