APC Sets Up Committee To Debunk Fake News, Allegations Against Tinubu
The All Progressives Congress (APC), Canada Chapter has set up a committee to address fake news and propaganda against the party’s Presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.
Naija News reports that the chairman of the APC Canada chapter, Omololu Apata, made this known in a statement on Tuesday.
Apata said the party in Canada decided to set up the committee following a series of allegations, misinformation, and blackmail against Tinubu on social media.
He argued that many allegations and untrue stories had been said about Tinubu in recent times on social media, stressing that the committee would be countering any social misinformation.
He said, “Apart from contributing financially and in materials in this election, we are in the process of setting up a committee that will be dedicated to the debunking of social media misinformation directed at our party and its presidential candidate.
“There’s so much at stake in the forthcoming elections, it is not surprising therefore that in desperation, some people have turned social media to the harbinger of slander and blackmail. The role of the committee among others will be to counter any lies or misinformation towards our principal candidate with facts that will invalidate their tissue of lies.”
Apata said the party will continue to maintain and sustain the continuity necessary to leave an indelible footprint of growth, development, and stability for future generations.
The APC chieftain said the chapter had been contributing its resources to ensure the party wins the forthcoming presidential poll.
“We are determined to do even more in the current political dispensation to ensure that our great party maintains and sustains the continuity necessary to leave an indelible footprint of growth, development, and stability for generations yet unborn in Nigeria.”
“We are also blessed to have Alhaji Ahmed Bola Tinubu, a transformative and visionary politician as our flagbearer. We are already making our presence felt in Nigeria by working with and supporting the Diaspora directorate ably headed by Prince Ade Omole.
“It is also great to have a prominent member of APC Canada Chapter in the person of Dr. Abiola Oshodi as a member of the presidential campaign council.”