The re-election of President Mohammadu Buhari brought a lot of people into the streets singing and dancing, especially his supporters. One of the persons who celebrated the victory in a bizarrely way was Aliyu Mohammed Sani.
Sani while celebrating swam and drank very dirty drainage water to the amazement of many who witnessed the strange act, after which the general opinion was that he would die and since then the rumor has been going on that he has died
For instance, there was a report which went viral on Tuesday indicating that Sani died after swimming and drinking the water from a drainage outlet to mark Buhari’s victory over Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
But in his reaction, Sani who is a painter by profession, dismissed the rumour of his death and also waved aside claims that he was taken to hospital over any form of complication.
He had earlier vowed to jump into a gutter and drink the drainage water if President Buhari wins re-election and the promise was kept after INEC announced that the President has won the election.
However, on Tuesday, March 5, he was said to have died after battling with gastrointestinal bleeding in the hospital for days after his public stunt.
While speaking to Daily Trust on Wednesday, Sani insisted that the report about his death was a fabrication and fake news relayed on the social media.
According to him; “As I am talking to you now, I am on my way back to Bauchi after we finished a painting work somewhere outside Bauchi.
“It is true, I made the promise before the elections and I fulfilled it and I have no regrets.”