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I rushed towards President Buhari out of love, not to attack him – Man accused of trying to attack Buhari speaks out

Valentine Chinyem

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The unknown youngman who charged towards President Muhammadu Buhari at the Argungu Fishing Festival in Kebbi state, has been identified and gave a press statement.

Mohammed Gunddare, the youngman says he was emotionally carried away by the president’s personality and never meant to harm him.

In a video which went viral online on Thursday, security operatives as well as dignitaries could be seen trying to block the man from running into Buhari, who was posing for photographs with some dignitaries at the event.

Reacting to the video and the speed at which the man was charged towards the President, many critics of the government and Nigerians concluded he had the intention of attacking Buhari.

However, while addressing newsmen in the presence of Atiku Bagudu, governor of Kebbi state, and Lai Mohammed, minister of information, Gunddare said his action was as a result of emotional “love for Buhari’s honesty and integrity”.

He discredited rumours that he was tortured for his action, saying “the DSS has never tortured me.”

The man said he did not think of the consequence of his action as he had always wanted to meet Buhari in person.

“Yesterday was a different day to me because as a graduate of public administration who graduated with a second class lower. It took a lot of risk in an attempt to get the attention of Mr. President,” he said.

“Despite the fact that there was full security, I ran towards him. I am sorry for the disturbance I caused. It was emotional love for the person who has lived to have been the most integrity-nurtured, honest, incorruptible and right-driver.

“Everybody in Nigeria and beyond has never questioned the consistency, integrity, honesty and righteousness of Mr. President, on either national issue or even his own personal life.

“By all accounts, no single kobo has been messed up under the watch of Mr. President. From 2015 till date, no one ever questioned whether natural or material resources this country has was ever squandered even by one single Naira margin by Mr. President. This is the reason, prerequisites and values that carried my heart to Mr. President.

“Even if I was killed yesterday, I am telling you I achieved my ambition yesterday which is to meet Mr. President one on one, hair to hair. Emotional love can divert your thinking totally, and that was what happened yesterday.”