Bala Haruna was reported dead on some news media after swimming in and drinking water from a drainage (gutter) in Bauchi to celebrate President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election.
According to a report by Daily Trust, Sani said viral report on his death was a fabrication and fake news relayed on the Social Media.
Bala Haruna, who drank gutter to celebrate Buhari, is alive
Bala Haruna, a painter dismissed the rumour that he was taken to hospital over any form of complication.
He was reported to have died after battling with gastrointestinal bleeding in the hospital for days after his public stunt.
“As I am talking to you now, I am on my way back to Bauchi after we finished a painting work somewhere outside Bauchi,” he said.
According to him, his decision to drink water from the gutter if President Muhammadu Buhari wins re-election was a promise, he took in the presence of people which he fulfilled.
“It is true, I made the promise before the elections and I fulfilled it and I have no regrets,” he added.