The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed on Monday alleged that the opposition are deploying fake news as weapon against President Muhammadu Buhari’s Administration ahead of the 2019 elections.
The minister, who made the allegation at a media briefing in Abuja, said the opposition were short of ideas and resulted in fake news because they could not fault the administration on performance.
“The biggest weapon in the arsenals of the opposition today is fake news.
“We have it on good authority that the opposition has hired technology companies to turn out fake news some that will look plausible but at the end of the day it will be fake,’’ he said.
Specifically, the minister gave an instance where he was recently quoted on the social media as saying that the President could no longer speak and understand his mother tongue, Fulfude because of the surgery he underwent in London. Read more