The All Progressives Congress, APC, chairman Festus Keyamo and Femi Fani-Kayode are accused by the European Union Election Observation Mission of spreading false information during the general elections in 2023.
This claim was made in the most recent report on the general elections in 2023 by the EU Observers, a copy of which was given to George Akume, the secretary to the federal government.
It claimed that Keyamo and Fani-Kayode deceived Nigerians by spreading misleading information during the general elections in 2023.
The EU Observers noted instances in which both APC leaders spread false information while supporting their candidates.
According to the analysis, there was an upsurge in false information in the days before and during the election. False reports were frequently disseminated by well-known figures connected to political parties.
“On February 12, Festus Keyamo from APC promoted information published by a suspicious website, accusing Peter Obi of bribery. The story quickly became viral and was in a few hours debunked.
“Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation and an APC party member, made a claim on February 11, 2023, that the PDP presidential candidate Abubakar had a secret meeting with serving military generals in Abuja.
“He accused Atiku of wanting to incite chaos, provoke a coup d’état, and establish a new and unconstitutional order. Kayode posted this claim across multiple social media platforms, and it garnered 281.2k total impressions.
“The next day, he posted that the Army denied reports about a meeting between its officers and Atiku.”