RevolutionNow: Sambo denies ownership of social media accounts. Ex VP Namadi Sambo has rejected posts made on Facebook and other social media accounts purportedly operated in his name by unidentified persons.
The former vice president was quoted in a Facebook post as saying that he was in support of the aborted RevolutionNow protest engineered by Omoyele Sowore – Sambo described the messages as being the handiwork of mischief makers who are bent on creating confusion and disaffection to overheat the polity.
The former VP has taken steps to report the account to the management of Facebook as well as to alert relevant security agencies to monitor and track those behind the dreadful activity for prosecution.
Former vice chairman, Alhaji Namadi Sambo, on Thursday, August 8 described as “mischievous and unsolicited”, posts made on Facebook and other social media accounts purportedly operated in his name by unidentified persons.
Sambo, in an exceedingly statement, he personally signed and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna, disowned the Facebook account. he said: “My attention has been drawn to uninvited acts by some unscrupulous political jobbers that have sponsored and unfold messages on Facebook and alternative social media platforms, purportedly conveying messages from my person.
The former vice president was quoted in a Facebook post as saying that he was in support of the aborted RevolutionNow protest engineered by Omoyele Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters now in DSS detention.
The messages were announce on a Facebook account allegedly same to be closely-held and operated by the previous vice chairman. Some of the messages written in Hausa accused President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration of failure and non-achievement.
Some other messages announce on the putative Facebook account suspect the president of illicitly detaining notch Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser to former president Goodluck Jonathan and leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigerian (IMN), Malam Ibrahim El-ZakzaKy and his wife Zeenat.
However, the previous VP same: “I want to form it public that the said messages ar clearly the handcraft of mischief manufacturers, who are bent on creating confusion and disaffection
to overheat the polity with the aim of achieving their stingy political motives and to bring my temperament to dishonour.
For the shunning of doubt, I do not own or operate any social media account, Facebook or any other platform. For the records, the general public should note that I have never made any post, sponsored or asked anyone to do so on my behalf, directly or indirectly.
I have not delegated anyone to style and/or flow into any post on Facebook or any social media platforms. I have taken steps to report the account to the management of Facebook further on alert relevant security ADAMS OSHEMOLE REVIEWS SECRETS IN ASO ROCK agencies to watch and track those behind this dreadful
activity for prosecution.” He urged Nigerians to disregard the social media accounts and therefore the messages on them.
The former vice president also urged Nigerians to be patriotic and be cautious of fake news and hate speech that pervade the social media lately. Falana also condemned the arrest of Omoyele Sowore, the organiser of the protest.
Speaking on a television interview, the senior lawyer said the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration was taking the country back to the pre-independence era.