Contrary to claims making the rounds and a video that recently surfaced online on Abubakar Atiku declaring his intentions to run for presidency in 2019, the one time Vice President has stated that such video is a product of the ‘merchants of fake news’.
According to him, the video was based on clips from his 2011 political race.
Speaking on Friday, the former vice-president said the video was a “bad job of bad people with bad intentions.”
He said such propaganda was being deliberately promoted by political opponents in order to create acrimony, who are “incompetent and bumbling political novices who cannot see the loopholes in their own stories.”
Atiku advised those involved in such “laughable and unintelligent propaganda of lies and intentional mischief to find something useful to do with their time instead of using his name to achieve their malicious political objectives.”
He explained, “While fake news merchants don’t bother about ethics and their reputation”, the media has more to lose if they take stories from such disreputable groups without verification.