Tinubu Campaign Organisation has claimed that a “Biafra news platform” published the false story about the President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo appealing to presidential candidate Bola Tinubu to give his opponent Peter Obi “a chance” and go for treatment.
Mr Akufo-Addo has since denied making such an appeal to Tinubu.
Spokesman of the campaign organisation Bayo Onanuga claimed in a statement on Wednesday that the platform which published the false report has ties with Mr Obi.
The statement said, “We have found that the fake news about Akufo-Addo’s letter was first published on June 22 by a rogue platform, whose URL reads as world news. space (sic) and site identity as World of News.
“A content analysis of the site clearly showed that it is a Biafra news platform. The fake news was reposted on Facebook by the Peter Obi Support Group, on the same day – clear proof that Biafra campaigners and Peter Obi supporters are the same.
“Both the Facebook account and the website are replete with fake stories about Bola Tinubu, including a fake story credited to former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, alleging that Tinubu demanded N50billion monthly payment from him. The spuriousness of the statement is in the evidence that Lagos did not begin to clock N50billion revenue until after Ambode left office. Tinubu could not have demanded a billion monthly payment from Ambode when the state government didn’t make such in a month throughout the tenure of Ambode.
“The pirate website, which the Facebook account feeds on also parades malicious fake news and headlines such as ‘I am old, but my blood is young, please vote for me – Tinubu begs youth.’”
The Tinubu organisation added that the headlines have no supporting stories.