By ANDREW ESSIEN, Abuja
Spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bolaji Abdullahi, has denied a statement credited to him and being circulated on the internet in which he was quoted as giving reasons for the current fuel crisis.
In a release signed by APC’s Assistant Director, Publicity, Edegbe Odemwingie and made available to journalists, he called on the public to “double check information ascribed to our Party from the official APC media channels.”
Lere Olayinka, a media aide to Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, had tweeted a statement quoting Abdullahi as saying there is fuel scarcity “because Buhari’s economy made Nigerians to buy too many cars this year”.
Abdullahi’s statement reads “The All Progressives Congress (APC) wishes to alert Nigerians to the activities of one Lere Olayinka, a media aide to the Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose.
“The said Olayinka has become notorious for being purveyor of fake news and for ascribing fictitious statements to the National Publicity Secretary of our Party and to other APC spokespersons.
“We appeal to media houses and the general public to be wary of the said Olayinka and to double check information ascribed to our Party from the official APC media channels”.