Former Military President, retired General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB), has raised alarm over comments on Nigeria’s general elections being attributed to him.
His media office in a release made available to Odogwublog.com on Monday urged Nigerians to ignore messages not signed by the former leader.
It expressed worry at the existence of several twitter handles and other social media accounts, purportedly owned by IBB.
“In the light of the unfortunate development, the media handlers of the former Military President wishes to inform the general public, particularly the Social Media community that IBB, as is fondly called, currently has no active twitter account and does not operate any other social media site.
“Also, we wish to state categorically that the twitter handles bearing the name and photographs of General Babangida are fictitious.
“Their creation by unscrupulous elements is aimed at misleading unsuspecting members of the public.
“Accordingly, we wish to advise the social media community and the general public to be wary of the ‘IBB’ fake accounts, mischievous online stories and discountenance whatever message conveyed therein about the revered Nigerian leader”, the statement added.