Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has denied owing or opening an account with Indian social media company, Koo.
In a statement on Saturday signed by his media aide, Paul Ibe, Atiku called on the general public to disregard the Koo account been bandied around in his name adding that it was ‘fake’.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) added that all his social media handles are verified and have been running for a couple of years.
He said: “This is to call the attention of the public to a fake handle on a social media platform known as Koo impersonating former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar.”
“We are compelled to make this alert because information and details on the fake Koo account has been lifted from other social media platforms where Atiku Abubakar holds verified handles, as this may cause unsuspecting members of the public to be misled into wrongly mistaking postings on the fake account as being authoritatively that of the Waziri of Adamawa.”
“For the avoidance of doubt, Atiku Abubakar is not on the Koo social media platform and this fake handle should be discountenanced by the public.”
“All Atiku Abubakar’s social media handles are verified and have been running for a couple of years.”
“We therefore urge the public not to be misled by the antics of criminal elements who impersonate by creating fake social media handles, especially as it relates to Atiku Abubakar.”
“We also call on law enforcement agencies to thoroughly investigate this criminal activity and bring the culprit(s) to book.”