Buhari did not invite Naomi Campbell: Presidency


Many questioned the relevance of inviting the model in the tweeter storm that followed the Model's claim.

Following her earlier tweet, the presidency, through Buhari's personal assistant (New Media) Bashir Ahmad had said she wasn't invited by Buhari and that they only met at the site.

Campbell later edited her original tweet removing the bit about her being invited to the event.

Campbell on Friday met with President Buhari at the launch of the Eko Atlantic City in Lagos and took some photographs with him.

In the heat of tweeter storm?

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He wondered why "some of you animals are slandering her".

In 1997, she met with Charles Taylor, a former Liberian warlord now serving a long sentence for war crimes and crimes against humanity, at a parry organised by former South African President Nelson Mandela. He hugged her, called her his "honorary granddaughter".

The model of Jamaican descent, who is rumoured to be dating British-Nigerian rapper Skepta, quickly deleted her initial tweet to match the 75-year-old's disclaimer.

Following lashes from Nigerians, he added on Saturday morning, "I'd like to clarify".

"My comment specific to those who thought it appropriate to denigrate/"slander" Naomi Campbell". Tweet should have been worded clearer & less provocatively.