After President Buhari was reported to have received Martin Luther King First Black History Month National Black Excellence and Exceptional African Leadership Award 2018, The King Center dissociated Martin Luther King Jr.'s family from the award, prompting a reaction from Buhari's aides. The Presidency's communicators should have known that those who presented an award to the president were not children of the MLK; it is their duty to know.
Activists gather outside the National Civil Rights Museum following the annual Martin Luther King Day march on January 16, 2017 in Memphis, Tennessee.
On Monday, the Presidency publicised a visit by purported members of the late American activist, who fought for rights of African-American.
The nephew, identified as Isaac Newton-Farris also reportedly urged Nigerians to allow Mr. Buhari continue as Nigerian president because of his tremendous achievement.
The award which was paid for by the Nigerian government as part of the ongoing PR stunt to launder president Buhari's image was not on official portals that was opened strictly to promote the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther king's assassination.
The King Centre in a tweet on Wednesday night stated that the Center, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, and the children of Martin Luther King Jr. were not involved in presentation of any award to Buhari.
The Family of Late Martin Luther King Jrn's Family has dissociated self from giving President Muhammadu Buhari an award on Tuesday, 27 March.
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The award was alleged to be part of the King's family activities marking the Black History Month.
"As a non political group, he was asked to refute the statement, which he refused to, insisting that was how he felt, and it was his personal opinion, not that of the family nor the centre, of which he is a board member and was the Chief Operating Officer for over five years".