Mr. Phrank Shaibu, a spokesman for Atiku Abubakar, the People Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for president in the February 25, 2023, election, has warned Nigerians by alleging that President Bola Tinubu is preparing a propaganda campaign in the near future. Phrank Shaibu, Atiku special assistant on public communication, reportedly released a statement in Abuja on Sunday in which he claimed that recent “fake news” about the United Arab Emirates lifting its visa ban was only the start of a much larger series of events to take place.
He asserted that President Bola Tinubu has already taken steps in the direction of this strategy by appointing more than 15 media assistants, whose main responsibility is to spread false information as an official government tactic, in an effort to distract Nigerians attention from the serious difficulties brought on by his administration.
Atiku aide said, “From information available to us, Bola Tinubu is set to push propaganda to overdrive as he heads out for the United Nations General Assembly.
“He will claim to have attracted foreign investments amounting to $100bn but will fail to provide key details. It is all propaganda.
“It is all a load of baloney. In India, he claimed they had received pledges of over $14bn just as his predecessor, President Muhammadu Buhari, claimed in 2018 that he had secured pledges of up to $6bn. This is nothing but audio investments.