A source in the Presidency has dismissed reports on social media that President Muhammadu Buhari will be marrying a second wife on Friday, 11 October in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
The stories that started as a nonsensical joke, soon started generating some attention on social with different hashtags for the fake wedding trending between number one and five on Twitter.
#BUSA19, #BUSA2019, #TheWedding and Villa are some of the keywords that have been used loosely on Twitter to describe the purported wedding.
Many Nigerians have since realised it is a joke and fake news with most them making fun of it.
A source in the Presidency that spoke to Chronicle NG described the rumour as laughable, stressing that, there is no wedding taking place at the Villa.
The source told this newspaper that it is a fabrication that got out of hand and has become a big joke.
With Nigeria battling fake news almost on a daily basis, this appears to be the biggest of them all in recent weeks.
Below are the reaction of Nigerians on Twitter
Finally, Anthony Joshua and Israel Adesanya have agreed to be the official bouncers for tomorrow’s wedding. We have adequately taken care of security. Please, come to the party with your ‘home training’, otherwise…#BUSA2019 pic.twitter.com/bddKvUlyyh
— This is Nigeria. (@nigeria_this) October 10, 2019
— Justin’s Journey🚶 (@JusteenTalks) October 11, 2019
— Oga Godwin (@OgaGodwinEgwu) October 11, 2019
— I FOLLOW BACK🇺🇸🇳🇬🇬🇧 #BBNaija (@SHANTELJONES76) October 11, 2019