The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has denied operating a Twitter handle.
Mohammed made the denial while reacting to a message on a certain Twitter handle @MohammedLai where he allegedly called Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye a ‘clown.”
A message on the alleged parody account had read, “Just look at this clown; Senator Dino Melaye at the Notting Hill carnival in London, performing his favourite song, “Ajekun Iya.”
Reacting to the report, Mohammed maintained that he has no Twitter account.
Speaking, one of the Minister’s media aides, Joseph Mutah, said, “My principal has no Twitter account and never described Melaye as a clown. The twitter handle that carried that information is a parody account.”
He, however, promised that a verified Twitter account for the Minister would be launched in order to suppress all the parody accounts being created in his name.
Another check shows that the account has only 8,000 followers, among whom is the former Governor of Ekiti State and current Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Kayode Fayemi. It’s,however, unclear if the follower is the real Fayemi.