As the people of Osun get ready for the governorship elections which will take place on the 22nd of September 2018, opposition parties have tried to sway the people’s love for the present administration.
For the second time in a couple of days Veteran journalist and publisher of Ovation Magazine International, Dele Momodu who is popularly regarded as ‘Uncle Dele’ has been involved in another case of misinformation and spread of fake news.
Recall that he had taken to Twiter to spread the news that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC has frozen the accounts of the Adeleke’s because of the upcoming elections. This was later cleared by the commission which said there was no case of frozen accounts of the Adelekes and that the agency would not be rapped in any political drama.
According to MyNation News, Dele Momodu has again been busted by fact-checkers for propagating fake news about happenings in the state. The 58-year old announced that an American man had announced his support for Senator Iyiola Omisore who is contesting for the position of the governor of Osun state. Uncle Dele shared the video via his Twitter handle which garnered thousands of views.
Checks by a political activist, Kayode Ogundamisi showed the video was doctored online through a website that creates multimedia advertorials for as low as $30.
Dele Momodu had however not said anything to either retract or confirm the authority of the news.