Posted by News Express | 2 August 2022 | 717 times
Senator Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, the running mate of the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, has stated that the rising profile of Obi and the growing fortunes of Labour Party have made some Nigerian politicians to invest in creating and spreading falsehood about him.
Baba-Ahmed disclosed this on Monday in Abuja, lamenting that impostors opened several accounts in his name to spread mischievous information.
He said, “The rising profile of His Excellency Peter Obi, and growing fortunes of Labour Party have become such a bitter pill for some Nigerian retrogressive status quo politicians to the extent of apparently committing huge amounts of money in creating and spreading falsehood.
“My preference to remain fair and objective in the matter of wild allegations against a fellow Nigerian, the likes of which I am beginning to witness, has attracted the wrath of the same elements. I offer no apologies for having been deemed suitable by a team of diligent and competent head hunters in the matter of 2023 Candidates, but I must observe that there are more decent and honourable ways for disagreeing with a simple choice. The choice is for HE Peter Obi, then and now,” he added.
He further disassociated himself from the fake social media accounts saying, “All interested parties are welcome to approach HE on how to be accommodated in rescuing Nigeria. I hereby dissociate my humble self from the creation, ownership, and operation of any such social media accounts. I equally declare that all exchanges and communications therefrom are without my knowledge or input in any way whatsoever.”
“Impostors had right from inception of the various social media platforms opened accounts in my Name before me. I wrote several complaints accordingly which were never attended to satisfactorily. This situation remained for nearly a decade, and I decided to rather be inactive on the platforms till my complaints were resolved.
“On 24 May 2022 I withdrew from Kaduna State Governorship Primaries under the PDP on grounds of divergent principles. From 25 Jun 2022 I began receiving indications of a possible calling to serve my nation again this time under Labour Party which culminated in my unveiling on 8 July 2022.
“Ever since indications began to appear about my joining the Labour Party, more impostors hurriedly opened more accounts in my name, in most cases misspelled or in wrong format. Complaints about the fake accounts have been duly lodged with the relevant host platforms, while I wait and continue to suffer the consequences of mischievous communications done by others in my name.
“I must acknowledge and appreciate the diligence of well-meaning followers who were quick to observe and object to these accounts on basis of their good knowledge of me,” he added. (Daily Independent)
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