The claims made by Governor Mohammed Bala of Bauchi State before testing positive for coronavirus that he was going into self-isolation after he shook hands with positive Mohammed Abubakar Atiku, son of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, have been dismissed.

Atiku's son denied infecting the Governor, stating that he never shook hands with him when they met on board an Aero Contractors aircraft.

In a Whatsapp conversation reportedly made available to LIB, Atiku's family debunked claims of Mohammed shaking Governor Bala on board the aircraft. The Bauchi State Governor was accused of not self-isolating upon his return from Germany on March 15. 

The short statement reads; 

"Mohammed did not shake hands with Governor Bala Mohammed. He sat on a seat across the aisle on the Aero Contractors flight from Lagos to Abuja. Governor Bala was in Germany until the 15th of March 2020 and did not go into self isolation."

The claim was backed by Governor Bala's tweet in which he announced his meeting with leaders, policy makers and industrialists in Germany on March 13. It is also suspected that President Buhari's Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari got infected with the virus during a recent trip to the European country. 

Here is Governor Bala's tweets below; 



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