The Vice presidential candidate of Labour party, Senator Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed has raised alarm over fake social media accounts opened in his name to spread fake news.
Senator Baba-Ahmed at a press conference in Abuja said more imposters are opening social media accounts in his name explained that for the past 10 years, he has not been active on social media.
The politician clarifies that all social media accounts in his name is fake.
“I have suffered the consequences of the damage being done on my name in the social media. They want to disparage me, stain my image and pitch me against noble religious organisations. The rising profile of Peter Obi in the coming election has made some people jittery”, he said.
The Labour Party Vice presidential candidate, who said he has complained to the owners of the social media platforms concerning the fake accounts in his name, regretted that the matter was yet to be resolved.
Senator Baba-Ahmed added that to this moment, he does not have a verified social media handle,
Reporting by Hamza Alkali; editing by Muzha Kucha