June 19, 2024

Mr. Babatunde Fashola SAN, the former Minister of Works and Housing, refutes the unfounded claim that he contributed to formulating the judgment for the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) Judges. In a statement by his Media Special Adviser, Hakeem Bello, Fashola expresses dismay over the dissemination of false information on social media. He urges security agencies to act against those disseminating fake news.

Fashola counters the accusation by clarifying that he has been absent from Abuja for a significant duration, rendering the allegations baseless. He denounces the individuals behind these harmful allegations as agents of instability.

Taking action against the offensive tweets and online reports, Fashola has initiated formal petitions with X (formerly known as Twitter) and the National Communications Commission (NCC). He implores security agencies to treat the matter seriously, as it affects judicial independence.

Fashola suspects a broader campaign to undermine the judiciary by those manipulating it for personal gain. He stresses the importance of identifying and penalizing the culprits and their backers.

He urges the public to disregard these false claims and encourages them to report those responsible for propagating such dangerous falsehoods to relevant security authorities.

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