Former Minister of Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola has refuted allegations claiming that he is involved in writing a judgment for the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT). The accusations surfaced on Twitter, where a user named Jackson Ude accused Fashola and some lawyers associated with the All Progressives Congress (APC) of drafting a judgment to be presented to the tribunal judges.
Responding to the allegations, Fashola’s special adviser on media, Hakeem Bello, vehemently denied the claims, deeming them “baseless and defamatory.” Bello further called on security agencies to take swift action against those responsible for spreading fake news. He also asserted that the false information circulated on social media platforms was part of a plot to undermine the judiciary’s integrity.
Fashola expressed his disappointment at the dissemination of such unfounded information and emphasized that he has been away from Abuja for an extended period, which discredits the claims against him. The former minister believes these accusations may be part of a broader campaign aimed at manipulating the judiciary for personal gains by certain individuals or groups.
It is essential to clarify that Fashola and his team vehemently deny any involvement in drafting a judgment for the PEPT, and they urge authorities to take appropriate actions against those propagating false information. The situation raises concerns about the spread of fake news and attempts to undermine the credibility of the judicial system.