2023: Disinformation And Falsehood Won't Win Elections - Tinubu Warns Peter Obi

Date: 11-08-2022 10:12 am (1 month ago) | Author: Abasiodu Sunday
- at 11-08-2022 10:12 AM (1 month ago)

The All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has called on his Labour Party counterpart, Peter Obi to call his supporters popularly known as Obidients to stop spreading misinformation as it will not win elections.

Tinubu, in a statement by his campaign organisation, on Wednesday, August 10 urged Obi to caution his supporters and allow the election be about issues that will advance the growth, progress and stability of the country.

The statement by Director, Media and Communications, Tinubu Campaign Organisation, Mr. Bayo Onanuga, also asked Obi to get his supporters to “desist from spreading lies, malice and denigrating other candidates, especially Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu”.

“TCO (Tinubu Campaign Organisation) further states that Nigeria will be better for it and the electoral process will be enriched if the 2023 presidential campaign sticks to issues of good governance that will lift millions of Nigerians out of poverty rather than being dominated by the ravings of guttersnipes, who do not wish the country well,” the statement added.

Onanuga said the Tinubu Campaign Organisation saw the need to address Peter Obi after investigating the origin of the fake report claiming that the Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo wrote a letter to Tinubu, asking him to support Obi and take care of his (Tinubu) health, claims which Addo has denied.

Onanuga said: “We have found that the fake news about Akufo-Addo’s letter was first published on June 22 by a rogue platform, whose url reads worlsnews.space (sic) and site identity as World of News.

“A content analysis of the site clearly showed that it is a Biafra news platform. The fake news was reposted on Facebook by Peter Obi Support Group, same day a clear proof that Biafra campaigners and Peter Obi supporters are the same.

“Both the Facebook account and the website are replete with fake stories about Bola Tinubu, including a fake story credited to former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, alleging that Tinubu demanded N50 billion monthly payment from him.

“The spuriousness of the statement is in the evidence that Lagos did not begin to clock N50 billion revenue until after Ambode left office.

“Tinubu could not have demanded N50 billion monthly payment from Ambode when the state government didn’t make such in a month throughout the tenure of Mr. Ambode.

“The pirate website, which the Facebook account feeds, on also parades malicious fake news and headlines such as “I am old, but my blood is young, please vote for me – Tinubu begs youth” .

“There is also the most wicked of all headlines: ‘When I became president, I will Build more prison (sic) for Igbo’s and IPOB members – Tinubu’.

“The big surprise in all of these is that all the headlines have no supporting stories, and clicking them may bring virus to your computer.

“We have come to a point where it becomes imperative to tell Mr. Obi to show leadership and disavow his supporters, who are employing fake news and disinformation as deliberate tools to deceive and poison the minds of unsuspecting Nigerians,” he added.

Posted: at 11-08-2022 10:12 AM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
- Dopybadass at 11-08-2022 10:32 AM (1 month ago)
Let the elections be free and fair, obedients fans should desist from bullying others or using any forms of hate speech to others supporting thier respective candidates,how ever tinubu should also know that the youths of the country are not seeing him capable of being the next president of Nigeria
Posted: at 11-08-2022 10:32 AM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
- Jiiitk4 at 11-08-2022 11:48 AM (1 month ago)
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Something is wrong with this Tinubu.  Why warning Obi? Are you sure it's Obi's supporters that did it? When the editor of your  newspaper  The Nation Mr. Sam Omatsheye  published  Obi-tuary for  Obi  why did you keep quiet? Foolish man.  We have not forgotten that you said you will play dirty in your  quest for  your  inordinate ambition to be president.  And  we have not also forgotten what you did to  Engnr. Funso Williams  to become  governor of Lagos state.  Times have changed  . Be careful.
Posted: at 11-08-2022 11:48 AM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
- gogoman at 11-08-2022 12:33 PM (1 month ago)
JAGA will rule!!!!! to secure BU BU legacy...........
Posted: at 11-08-2022 12:33 PM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
- ikpotokin at 11-08-2022 02:00 PM (1 month ago)
What’s Buhari legacy?
Posted: at 11-08-2022 02:00 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
- gogoman at 11-08-2022 02:08 PM (1 month ago)
BU BU legacy plenty .... electoral bill..... no more rigging election which is a massive achievement....
Posted: at 11-08-2022 02:08 PM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
- Boi2Man at 11-08-2022 02:49 PM (1 month ago)
Who killed Engr Funso Williams in Dolphin Estate Ikoyi?
Posted: at 11-08-2022 02:49 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
- sheffy1981 at 12-08-2022 01:26 AM (1 month ago)
He’s scared of Obi, the fear of Obedient.
Posted: at 12-08-2022 01:26 AM (1 month ago) | Upcoming
- SweetDaddy1 at 12-08-2022 07:12 AM (1 month ago)
The evil that men/women do lives with them. Disinformation and Falsehood is the family name of Bola. Fools are scared before they get to the boxing ring.  Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
Posted: at 12-08-2022 07:12 AM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac


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