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PDP circulating fake Buhari campaign document, alleges Keyamo
FESTUS Keyamo, the spokesman of the Muhammadu Buhari campaign organisation for the 2019 presidential election, has alleged that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is circulating a fake copy of Buhari’s campaign document.
The document, titled ‘Next Level’ detailed what Buhari hopes to achieve in his second tenure if he wins the 2019 election. It was launched on Sunday, November 18, but less than 24 hours later, there appears to be a fake copy of the document in circulation, leading to confusion as to which is the original document.
But Keyamo said the fake copy was the handiwork of the opposition party aimed at further confusing the electorate.
Keyamo made the allegation while appearing as a guest on Kakaaki, a breakfast programme of the Africa Independent Television (AIT), on Tuesday. A clip of the interview was shared on Twitter by one Mu’awiyyah Muye, who described himself as a Buharist and the Special Assistant to the Governor of Niger State on New Media.
Displaying the two documents and pointing out which one is the original and which is fake, Keyamo said it is important to point out to Nigerians the difference.
“Look at our official ‘Next Level’ handbook,” Keyamo said, displaying the authentic handbook. “You see that it is totally different from what they are circulating on the social media?
“They themselves went to steal a logo, crafted it as if it’s our own, promoted it on the social media as if we stole an (already existing document), whereas it has nothing to do with our document.
“Can you see the fraud going on on the social media by PDP supporters?” Keyamo queried.
The ICIR had received what was supposed to be a copy of Buhari’s ‘Next Level’ document but had declined to use the document as a lot things therein did not add up and official spokesmen of the administration could not guarantee its authenticity.
The PDP presidential candidate, Abubakar Atiku also released his own campaign document titled ‘My plan to get Nigeria working again’ on Monday.