The family of late Group Captain Usman Jibrin, has described as untrue, the statement in an anti-General Muhammadu Buhari documentary currently airing on national TV stations, which claimed that the late military officer described the former head of state as corrupt.
Buhari is running for president for an unprecedented fourth time on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and since his popularity began to allegedly soar among the populace, various smear campaigns have been launched against him with the hour long documentary – The Real Buhari – one of many currently sponsored by pro-Goodluck Jonathan groups.
However, a statement signed by Alhaji Imran Jibrin, Alhaji Marwan Jibrin and Simwal Jibrin for the Jibrin family said “We want to unequivocally state that it is 100% untrue, misleading and totally unfair to the memory of our father”.
The release read in part: “The attention of the Late Group Captain Usman Jibrin family has been drawn to a mischievous advertorial running on some national dailies, notably Punch Newspapers, and some TV stations like AIT, quoting our late father as calling General Muhammadu Buhari as corrupt.
“Our late father lived a simple, non-partisan and scandal free life, he was a statesman and nationalist.
“He was a father to all and maintained a cordial relationship with General Muhammadu Buhari from when they were young officers until his death a few years ago”.
The family said it served the disclaimer “as a cease and desist notice to all the desperate people trying to drag his name into politics.
“If this lie continues, we will be left with no option but to instruct our lawyers to institute a legal action against any newspaper or TV station using our Father’s name to promote their devilish agenda”.