Osun: Bayo Onanuga Slams Fake News Peddlers After Fani-Kayode’s Tweet
Director of Media and Publicity for the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council, Bayo Onanuga, has blasted hasty purveyors following the verdict of the Appeal Court on the Osun governorship election which was held today.
Naija News earlier reported that the appeal court affirmed Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as elected governor of Osun and slammed the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Gboyega Oyetola, with N500,000 fine.
However, prior to the Appeal Court ruling on the case, former Aviation Minister and Director of Special Media Projects in the APC campaign council, Femi Fani-Kayode, claimed that the court upheld Ademola Adeleke’s sacking as Osun governor.
He wrote: “Another great victory for the APC today,” Fani-Kayode wrote in a now-deleted tweet, adding “This time it’s at the Court of Appeal. Congrats to Gov. Oyetola and thanks be to God. Whilst our enemies keep lamenting, we just keep WINNING!!!”
Although it is uncertain if Bayo Onanuga was reacting to FFK’s post, as he shared a post on Twitter, warning that social media news should never be trusted.
According to him, some people did not wait for the final verdict on the Osun state Appeal Court case before speculating on fake news.
He tweeted: “Never trust any news on social media. A great lesson today on the Osun election tussle was that the bulk of the news being shared was inchoate and fake.
“People didn’t wait for final verdict by the Appeal Court. All the hasty purveyors finally had egg on their faces”