Apparently irked by allegations from the opposition that President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the raid of the home of Aliyu and Mustapha, sons of the People Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, the Presidency has advised Nigerians to ignore such claims.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, also debunked claims that the government has a hand in the freezing of the account of the Vice Presidential candidate of the PDP, Peter Obi.
He described the allegations as the mischievous imagination of the opposition.
Recall that Head of Atiku Media Office, Paul Ibe, at the weekend alleged that the President ordered the EFCC to conduct a search on the Atiku’s Maitama apartment.
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 People’s 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 armour, 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.”