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Presidency Under Fire as @TheKingCenter Disowns Fake ‘MLK Award’ to President Buhari

Public commentators and thousands of Nigerians have taken to the Nigerian social media, condemning the roles allegedly played by some presidential aides in the controversial award for President Muhammadu Buhari by the Martin Luther King Center a few days ago.

Pictures of the delegation from the centre, The King Center, presenting the award on behalf of the family of legendary American civil rights activist, Martin Luther King Jnr to Buhari at the Presidential villa, found their way into the Nigerian media hours after the visit.

State House officials, including Bashir Ahmed, a new media aide to the president, claimed the award was given by the late civil rights activist’s nephew.

The nephew, identified as one Isaac Newton-Farris also reportedly urged Nigerians to allow President Buhari continue in office because of his tremendous achievement.

But following a tweet from Mr. Ohimai Godwin Amaize, via his Twitter handle @MrFixNigeria, amid a firestorm of other Twitter users who were condemning the King family for giving President Buhari the award, the King Centre, which is a memorial of the late preacher, distanced itself from the award.

The development has since ignited a series of condemnation from members of the Nigerian public both at home and abroad. See some tweets:

 

 

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