The man who swam and drank drainage water to celebrate President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory, Aliyu Mohammed Sani, has dismissed rumour of his death.
On Tuesday, a report went viral that Sani died after swimming in and drinking water from a drainage (gutter) to mark Buhari’s victory over Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Sani, a painter, also waved aside claims that he was taken to hospital over any form of complication.
He had vowed to jump into a gutter and drink the drainage water if President Buhari wins re-election.
On Wednesday, Sani told Daily Trust that report about his death was a fabrication and fake news relayed on the social media.
He said: “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.”