The attention of DAAR Communications PLC has been drawn to an image circulating on social media and amplified by the personal assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on new media, @BashirAhmaad purportedly showing President Buhari as the DAAR Awards African President of the Year 2019.
It has become necessary to respond as follows:
1. The award given to Mr President was an honorary award given to four African leaders which included Presidents Paul Kagame of Rwanda, Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana, Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia and President Buhari of Nigeria.
2. The 3rd DAAR Awards was hosted in January 2019 and therefore the award doesn’t reflect the activities of Mr President for the year 2019 in review.
3. Further to numerous complaints received from our social media followers to the award, we had on January 21st, 2019 shared the
HAVING RECOGNISED 72 WINNERS IN CATEGORIES RANGING FROM POLITICS, BUSINESS, LIFESTYLE, ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC AND SPORTS IT HAS BECOME NECESSARY TO PROVIDE SOME CLARIFICATIONS ON THE PROCESS BY WHICH WINNERS HAVE EMERGED IN OUR JUST CONCLUDED DAAR AWARDS.
The general public is therefore advised to kindly disregard the image been circulated, as it does not represent the position of DAAR Communications PLC for 2019.