Senator Shehu Sani has said that his wife did not make the viral video decrying alleged influx of Almajiri to the South-East geopolitical zone.
He made the clarification in a tweet via his verified Twitter handle on Tuesday morning.
The Herald recalls that the video shows a yet-to-be-identified lady lamenting the “cargoing” of Almajiri from the North to the South in trailers conveying cattle.
The fair-complexioned lady alleged that the Almajiri being transported to the East in their droves were the “same boys who would not allow them (Igbo people) to drink water and drop cup in some of the Northern states”.
The lady, who has a Northern accent, says the trend is particularly worrisome since there is a subsisting ban on interstate movement to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Reacting to the video, Sani, who represented Kaduna Central in the 8th Senate, disclosed that the lady in the video was not his wife as widely circulated.
He wrote, ‘The lady in a trending video in Social Media angrily critical of the movement of people from d North to the South is not my wife as reported. For two days, my wife has been insisting that I tweet a rejoinder, whenever I said the Claim should be ignored her response is “Ignore What?”
‘Her words “You know I’m not a politician. What is the meaning of listen to the message & Ignore the messenger. It’s either you tweet & openly deny the report that she is your wife, or else I will have to record & post my own video in Hausa,English,Fulfulde & Arabic that she is not”’