Peter Obi’s running mate, Yusuf Datti, disowns social media accounts in his name
Yusuf Datti, the Vice-Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), has disassociated himself from various social media accounts attributed to him.
Datti who spoke at a news conference in Abuja on Monday described the accounts as fake, warning he has not been on social media for about a decade.
He said that some years back, suspected impostors opened various social media accounts in his name without his knowledge or approval, prompting him to lodge complaints which were never attended to by the operators.
“I hereby dissociate my humble self from the creation, ownership and operation of any such social media accounts.
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“I equally declare that all exchanges and communications therefrom are without my knowledge or input in any way whatsoever.
“I humbly call on the general public on and offline to disregard any and all exchanges and communications from the fake social media accounts,” he said.
Datti also called on the social media platforms owners, creators and operators to realise the dangers their highly valued technologies portend to society.
He urged them to rise to the challenge of preventing further creation and use of fake accounts on social media.
“I call on the discerning general public, particularly our dear Obidients and useful followers to exercise patience until the resolution of these complaints after which we genuinely communicate towards rescuing Nigeria,” he said.