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The Video Of My Purported Declaration For 2019 Is Fake News, Says ATIKU ABUBAKAR.

Alh. Atiku Abubakar.
Former Vice President and chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has dissociated himself from video purporting to be a formal declaration of his intent to contest the 2019 presidential election, calling it fake.

Reacting to the fake video which is now in circulation, the former Vice President speaking through his media office in Abuja, said that the video is a bad job of bad people with bad intentions.

According to Atiku, some mischief makers are using a video clip extracted from his 2011 presidential declaration to create a false impression that he has formally declared for the 2019 presidential election, saying that such propaganda is being deliberately promoted by political opponents in order to create acrimony and advised those involved in such "laughable and unintelligent propaganda of lies and intentional mischief to find something useful to do with their time instead of using his name to achieve their malicious political objectives."

Describing those behind the fake video clip "as a group of incompetent and bumbling political novices who cannot see the loopholes in their own stories", the former Vice President advised members of the Nigerian press to be wary of uncritically lapping up fake news materials from groups that don't care about their own credibility.

The Waziri Adamawa added that spreading false stories about any individual politician is not within the protected boundaries of free speech, and that the traditional media should take the first step by not helping fake news merchants to promote their agenda.

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