Former Head of State, retired General Muhammadu Buhari has debunked the media speculations that one of his daughters is married to an Igbo man.
The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was reacting to a story by some online newspapers which published the photographs of some of his family members, saying that one of his daughters was married to an Igbo man.
Clearing the air, Buhari said he is blessed with eight daughters and 11 grand children but “none of them is married to an Igbo”.
He said this in a video clip titled “This is what GMB said about his family” and posted on his Twitter handle (@ThisIsBuhari), and his other social media platforms yesterday.
The footage showed the APC presidential flag bearer addressing youth organizations, under the auspices of GMB Volunteers recently in Lagos.
“I have eight daughters and two boys. One daughter, the most senior of them, died and one of the boys died. So, I have seven daughters. And most are married,” Buhari told the youth gathering.
Buhari added that “I have 11 grand children now. None of them is married to an Igbo.”
Jokingly, the presidential candidate said “certainly they are not Igbos because they would have gone to Enugu or somewhere for holiday”.