The immediate past Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), has vehemently denied the allegation that he was involved in drafting the judgement of the Presidential Election Petition Court on the 2023 election in Nigeria.
The former two-term Lagos State Governor spoke in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Hakeem Bello.
In the statement on Sunday, Fashola expressed his disappointment with the spread of this false information on social media platforms and has called on security agencies to take action against those responsible for spreading fake news.
In response to the allegation, Fashola clarified that he has been away from Abuja for an extended period of time, saying this renders the claims entirely unfounded.
He condemned the individuals behind these allegations, referring to them as agents of destabilisation.
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According to Bello, Fashola has initiated the process of filing formal petitions against the offensive tweets and online reports with the management of the microblogging site, X (formerly known as Twitter), and the Nigeria Communications Commission.
He urged the relevant security agencies to treat this matter with utmost seriousness as it strikes at the heart of judicial independence.
The former Minister believes that these allegations may be part of a wider campaign to undermine the judiciary by those who seek to manipulate the institution for their own gain.
He emphasised the importance of unmasking the perpetrators and their sponsors and ensuring that they face the appropriate legal consequences.
Bello urged members of the public to disregard these false allegations and asked them to report any individual involved in spreading such dangerous fabrications to the relevant security agencies.