“I want to put the media on the alert that as we approach the election, they should be more cautious as the opposition is determined to dish out more and more fake news in order to confuse them and create tension and dissonance in the system all in their desperate bid to win the election. They know they have nothing to offer the Nigerian people,”
These were the words of caution by the Nigeria’s Information minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed while reacting to the rumour that President Muhammadu Buhari has been replaced by a ‘clone’ called ‘Jubril Aminu Alsudani.’
Speaking to news men today, Monday, in Abuja, Lai Mohammed said: “one of the fake news being propagated by the opposition, which is now very confused, is that Buhari cannot speak Fulfulde, his mother tongue and cannot open the main door to his conference room in the Presidential Villa having undergone cloning, despite having openly been made clear that there was nothing like that.
“This is clearly the fake news and handiwork of the opposition in serious distress and confusion.
“It is not true that Buhari has not been able to access his main office as a result of being cloned. Anybody who says so is a purveyor of fake news and should be ignored. Let this campaign be issue-based and not on sentiments, silly and idiotic fake news.”