Tom Okpe, AbujaThe All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of planning to launch choreographic ‘Fake News’ on President Buhari and the party on daily basis till the Election Day, February 16. The campaign group in a press statement on Sunday signed by its Director General, Strategic Communication, Festus Keyamo (SAN), said this move by the opposition party is reminiscent of how the PDP hired Cambridge Analytical in 2015 to scare voters from voting for President Muhammadu Buhari. He said: “We understand the PDP is at it again a few days to the actual voting day. This time, sources within the heart of the operations of the PDP and security sources have informed us of plans already concluded by the PDP and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s campaign team to roll out a series of fake news designed again to scare voters from voting for President Muhammadu Buhari. These fake news would consist of doctored videos and audio clips and fake news reports from fake news sites. “Two of such fake news in the series have already been released through their proxies and nameless individuals. The first is an audio clip of a supposed ‘Nurse’ of President Muhammadu Buhari telling voters that the President is sick and cannot govern for another four years. We understand that a Nigerian girl whose real name is Sandra and who used a fake British accent did the said recording somewhere in Maitama in a house belonging to a PDP chieftain. Security operatives are already on her trail”. Keyamo said the second fake news released is on the purported death of Leah Sharibu which he described as a “lie from the pit of hell” as the Federal Government’s effort to set her free has reached an advanced stage. “The other fake news lined up for the next few days by the PDP and Atiku’s handlers would consist of similar doctored audios, videos and fake news with no link to credible news sites. “Our advice to the leadership of the PDP is that Nigeria must not burn because of their selfish ambition. Enough damage was done from these kinds of narratives they pushed out in 2015 from which we have not fully recovered till date. “The election will come and go and Nigeria will remain one united, indivisible entity. We are shocked that the panic mode of the PDP has gone into overdrive, prompting them to push out such reckless fake news. “We wish to advise the leadership of the PDP that in order to reduce this type of panic and desperation on their part in 2023, if they survive as a party, they must find something meaningful to do outside government patronage after they lose the 2019 election. This type of attitude is borne out of hanging around, idle and waiting endlessly for election cycles to try to get back to power to plunder our national resources”, he added. He advised Nigerians to be on the alert regarding these series of fake news in the next few days.
PDP in desperate move to launch choreographic fake news – APC
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