Fake news is what Atiku Abubakar, Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has described in the report trending about his medical condition.
The video went viral on social media and drew the attention of his media team, after which they issued a swift response to debunk the false news.
As contained in a statement issued to newsmen on Monday 18, 2022, media aide, Paul Ibe, hinted that Atiku is in ‘good and robust health’, adding that he’s not sick.
According to the statement, Ibe noted they would not have reacted to the video and those causing the mischief, “But for the impression that it will create in the minds of Nigerians which is exactly the objective of the purveyors of this fake news.” He added.
He said the vice presidential candidate is not averse to scrutiny because of the consequential nature of the 2023 elections.
“However, it is our position that such scrutiny must not be predicated on a slash and burn rogue journalism as is the case with this contrived report.” the statement read in part.
The Presidential Aspirant, according to his team, is healthy and that the party doesn’t see his present state as a threat to their chances of winning the 2023 presidential election.