The immediate past Minister of works and housing, Babatunde Fashola, has vehemently denied the baseless and defamatory allegation that he was involved in drafting the judgement for the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) Judges.
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria also urged the relevant security agencies to investigate the allegations against him and take actions against masterminds of the misinformation campaign directed at him and the judiciary.
However, in a statement on Sunday, Fashola’s special adviser on media, Hakeem Bello, insisted that the allegation is “baseless and defamatory”.
Bello called on security agencies to take action against those spreading fake news, while also claiming it was part of a plot to undermine the judiciary.
“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, rendering the claims entirely unfounded.
“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,” the statement read.