The former minister of aviation and also a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), chief Femi Fani-Kayode has faulted the European Union Election Observation Mission (EUEOM) for their allegation of spreading fake news during the recent election.
Recall that the EU had accused Festus Keyamo, former Minister for State and Employment, as well as Fani-Kayode of misleading the Nigerian public by disseminating false information during the 2023 elections.
The EU observers pointed out instances where Fani-kayode and Keyamo allegedly spread fake news while promoting their respective candidates.
Reacting on Twitter, Fani-Kayode dismissed the EU report as the largest fabrication of news and urged it to be disregarded completely.
He further claimed that the EU harboured resentment due to their favoured presidential candidate’s loss in the election.
According to him, every assertion made by the APC concerning the opposition party’s efforts to obstruct Tinubu’s triumph became a reality, and the EU’s claims of irregularities and rigging aimed to tarnish the president’s image.
“The EU report on the 2023 presidential election in Nigeria is itself the biggest and best example of fake news and it belongs in the dustbin.
“There is not one thing we said during the campaign about the antics of the opposition, their foreign collaborators, their friends and backers in identifiable sections of the Nigerian and international media and their subterranean and covert co-conspirators in the then corridors of powers that is not true.
“We have not forgotten what they subjected us to, what they did to us, and the role each and every one of them played. Their collective intention was to stop PBAT and, thanks be to God, they failed.
“The truth is that the EU is still smarting over the fact that it’s preferred candidate lost. We know what happened behind the scenes but that is a story for another day. The most important thing is that PBAT prevailed.
“Now they are trying to diminish, discredit and tarnish his victory by saying that the election was flawed with irregularities and rigged and that his front line generals and warriors, who stood with him in the heat of battle, indulged in fake news.
“They are nothing but poor losers and lost souls and whether they like it or not PBAT is here to stay and, God-willing, will lead Nigeria for the next 8 years!
“I am glad that the Presidency has responded to their dishonest, disrespectful and contemptuous report in a decisive and appropriate manner.”