The Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, have accused the All Progressives Congress and the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, of spreading fake news.
The PDP, therefore, asked the minister and the ruling APC to seek forgiveness from Nigerians for allegedly spreading fake news in the country.
Specifically, the PDP in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja on Sunday, said that “the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, should lead the government and his APC to do the needful, instead of the lame attempts at whitewashing the government and his party, even when Nigerians know that they are behind the escalation of fake news in Nigeria.”
He added, “Nigerians are aware that the phenomenon of fake news exploded to the current frightening proportion in Nigeria due to the desperation of the APC, whose spokespersons deliberately promoted outright lies, hate speech, insults and threats of violence as tools to gain political power, during the run-up to the 2015 general elections.”
Ologbondiyan added that the APC and its officials literarily fouled the media space by deliberately entrenching falsehood, fabrications, uncouth language and abuses as “acceptable’ modes of engagement, particularly in the social media. Read more