Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has threaten to sue the media house that attributed an article on IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu and Biafra agitation to him.
This follows an official rebuttal by his media office.
His camp said: “What started as the handiwork of mischief makers and their sponsors bent on tarnishing the reputation of the Waziri Adamawa was first noticed on chat rooms.
“But having found its way on the website of a reputable newspaper which obviously fell victim to the evil work of the scammers, the media office of the former Vice President is compelled to respond and to state as follows:
“That the article in circulation is unknown to Atiku Abubakar or Atiku Media Office;
“That His Excellency Atiku Abubakar never signed any opinion article with that title in circulation;
“That this is the handiwork of evil people and their cowardly sponsors aimed at soiling the reputation of Atiku Abubakar and his political standing;
“That this signposts a wicked and deliberate plot to unleash media attack on Atiku Abubakar with a view to portraying him in bad light;
“That this is classical Fake News”.
To further express his anger, Atiku in a Facebook posts hinted his readiness to sue.
He said his lawyers have been directed to drag the media organization to court.
Atiku wrote: “A false story published by Vanguard newspaper has been brought to my notice. In the story, the paper quoted false comments about the Biafra crisis and attributed it to me.
“I have already instructed my lawyers to write to the news organization. It’s time, #FakeNews is decisively dealt with.”