SGF, Boss Mustapha Disowns Fake Twitter Account
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha has denied owning a particular Twitter credited to his name.
The said Twitter account was used to issue appalling statements against the Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, and the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Adamawa state, Senator Aishatu Dahiru (Binani).
Boss Mustapha said the fake account does not belong to him.
The SGF rebuttal was contained in a statement issued and signed by the Director of Information, Office of the SGF, Willie Bassey.
“The attention of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, CFR, has been drawn to a fake Twitter handle with a fake user name bearing his name, in which the fake user name dragged his name into making unsavoury comments on the governorship candidates of APC in Adamawa and Zamfara States.
“For the avoidance of doubt, SGF wishes to state categorically that he does not own or operate any Twitter handle by such a user name and therefore calls on Nigerians to disregard any negative comments made with such a username on Twitter against the persons of the Governor of Zamfara State and the Governorship candidate of APC in Adamawa State. He finds it mischievous for any person to attach his name to a fake user account.”
Boss Mustapha urged Nigerians to always ensure they verify posts before reacting to them.
“He, therefore, cautions Twitter users and those who respond to certain posts to always endeavour to verify Twitter handles before responding to posts of any sort,” it added.
In other news, Kanyi Daily reported that the Chief Whip of the Nigerian Senate, Orji Kalu on Tuesday, declared his intention to contest for Senate Presidency in the 10th National Assembly.
Kalu disclosed this while briefing newsmen at the National Assembly.