By Lawrence Olaoye
The Presidency has called on Nigerians to ignore the claims by the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) that President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the raid of the home of Aliyu and Mustapha, sons of its Presidential candidate, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, last Saturday.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on media and publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, in response to the allegation yesterday also debunked claims that the accounts of the Vice Presidential candidate of the PDP, Peter Obi, and those of his family members have been ordered frozen by the anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Head of Atiku Media Office, Paul Ibe, was reported to have alleged that the President ordered EFCC to conduct a search on the Atiku’s Maitama apartment last weekend.
Shehu, who described the PDP as a flowing stream of fake news said.
“The story about the raid “ordered by Buhari-led government” on the home of PDP Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar’s son and the fairy tale on the alleged blockage of the bank accounts of the running mate,Governor Peter Obi and his family are both untrue, and should be dismissed as just another manifestation of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP’s growing expertise in fake news.
Nigerians must be becoming wary by now of a political party with absolutely nothing to offer in the coming elections and has instead, transformed into a knight in shining armor, slaying the truth.
In this so-called transformation, PDP has changed into nothing but to a ceaselessly flowing stream of fake news.
It is impossible to find in Nigeria today, anyone propagating fake news more than the PDP. Our advice to Nigerians is: ignore them.”