Sani, a painter based in Bauchi, had vowed to spend 10 minutes in a gutter if President Buhari emerges victorious over Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Sani kept his promise after INEC announced that Buhari victorious as a picture of him doing the ‘4+4’ sign from the gutter emerged and went viral.
On Tuesday, reports went viral that Sani has died after battling with gastrointestinal bleeding in the hospital, days after his publicity stunt.
However, Sani told Daily Trust on Wednesday that the report about his death was a fabrication and fake news relayed on the social media.
He also waved aside claims that he was taken to hospital over any form of complication. 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.”