The Martin Luther King, Jr Centre has distanced itself totally from a leadership and anti-corruption award presented to President Muhammadu Buhari. President Buhari recently received in Abuja an award of leadership and anti-corruption from a group said to be associated with Martin Luther King.
The award was said to be part of the King’s family activities marking the Black History Month.
State House officials, including Bashir Ahmed, a media aide to the president, have touted the award as being given by the late civil rights activist’s nephew.
The nephew, identified as Isaac Newton-Farris also reportedly urged Nigerians to let Mr. Buhari continue as Nigerian president because of his tremendous achievement.
But following a rain of requests from Nigerians on Wednesday, the King Centre, which is a memorial of the late preacher, distanced itself from the award.
The award given to Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria was not given by The King Center, at the request of The King Center or by the children of #MLK and #CorettaScottKing. @MrFixNigeria