Malam Mohammed Jamilu-Gundare, the man who allegedly planned to atta President Muhammadu Buhari during Agric show during Argungu in Kebbi has denied the allegation.
According to him, he wanted to shake the hands of his “hero”.
Jamilu-Guddare dismissed media reports on Thursday alleging that he attacked the president.
Jamilu-Gundare, 30, a graduate of Public Administration from Usmanu Danfodio University Sokoto, made an attempt to touch Buhari shortly after the agric show.
Jamilu-Guddare said if he had died on Thursday, he would be happy he achieved the ambition of meeting the president one-on-one.
Addressing newsmen in Birnin Kebbi on Friday, Jamilu-Guddare said, “Yesterday (Thursday) was a difficult day for me, to take a risk to attempt to get the attention of Mr President despite the heavy army of security personnel and architecture in the venue.
“I can tell you, even if I had died yesterday (Thursday), I would be happy that I have achieved my ambition to meet Mr. President one on one, that is what happened.
“But I am sorry for the disturbances I caused. I admit that it was a breach of protocol out of emotional love.
“Let me make it clear to the general public that I have not done so to secure a job and I am fulfilled to have achieved my mission of meeting the President one-on-one,” he said.
On his part, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed regretted reports that Jamilu-Guddare was trying to attack Buhari.
Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State added, “I am glad you have all heard from him and quite honoured to meet him and assured him that the Minister and I will inform Mr President and beg him to grant an audience to Jamilu to visit him and shake hand with him.”