“There won’t be any Senegalese Marabout in the Aso Villa” – Garba Shehu
The Presidency has debunked rumours that His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari will not occupy Aso Rock till it is cleansed by a Marabout(Islamic Spiritualist).
In a statement from the Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity Malam Garba Shehu, the Presidency also denied engaging the services of a Senegalese Marabout for the purpose of cleansing the Aso Rock Villa as speculated in the media.
As reported by ThisDay
The presidency expressed “utter embarrassment at such suggestion.”
It said Buhari as a practicing Muslim, believes his fate belongs to God.
According to the statement, no true believer combines faith in God and reliance on the power of ordinary mortals, who can neither protect themselves, nor protect others from the hands of fate.
The statement added that the so-called “spiritual cleansing of the Aso Rock Villa by Senegalese marabouts before President Buhari moves into the Villa” was the figment of the imagination of rumour mongers.
It noted that it was ridiculous to attribute Buhari’s delay in moving into the Villa to any advice from fictitious marabouts.
The statement stressed that renovation works in the Villa was largely responsible for the delay in Buhari’s movement into the Presidential Villa.