By Kabir Abdulsalam
A PRNigeria fack-check has uncovered as pretend information an announcement credited to former Navy Head of State, Basic Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, during which he expressed disapproval in the direction of Bola Tinubu’s victory on the simply concluded Presidential election.
The declare, in line with PR-Nigeria, mentioned the previous Head of state, as a method of opposing
Tinubu’s victory shared quote by Uthman Danfodio who based the Sokoto Caliphate.
PRNigeria findings revealed that the declare was deceptive because it was originated from a parody account and never from Basic Babangida popularly generally known as IBB who normally expresses opinions by signed statements.
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PRNigeria whereas quoting the declare mentioned, “As soon as once more, I’ll prefer to quote the Late Usman Dan Fodio, who mentioned “The loss of life of thousand good males isn’t as tragic as having an unfit man able of Nationwide management.”
After a radical on-line investigation, a Twitter account which works by the title ‘Ibrahim B. Babangida’ with username @General_Ibbro and over 80,000 followers was found to have been behind the pretend tweet.
In response to PR-Nigeria extra findings revealed that IBB has no social media accounts.
The report whereas quoting his spokesperson, Prince Kassim Afegbua, disclosed that: “He as soon as clarified this in a broadly revealed rejoinder which countered the same false declare that he endorsed Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Get together (LP) within the build-up to the 2023 basic elections.
“It isn’t true, please. Ignore the report of the endorsement. IBB doesn’t have a Twitter deal with.
“If he’s going to talk, it will likely be by a signed assertion, not Twitter. These behind the Twitter assertion are liars.”