Aviral post making rounds on the social media stated that former Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) made some statements about the presidential candidate of the Labor Party (LP) Peter Obi and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar in the just-concluded presidential elections.
The post reads: “Failure of Peter Obi in the last election is a failure of religious politics in Nigeria. No one should deceive you again.
Failure of Atiku is a failure of regional politics in Nigeria. No one deserve your vote bcoz he’s frm ur region
With Tinubu, Nigerians chose Nigeria ~IBB“
The post began trending on Facebook and Twitter on March 11, 2023.
One of the handles on Twitter that tweeted the post was @BatProjects23 and the tweet had 801 Retweets, 66 Quotes and 2,831 Likes.
While on Facebook, among those who posted it was Dayo Fasola Gem and the post had 972 Comments, 732 shares and 92k views
The post was made by Adamu Garba II @adamugarba on the 9th of March 2023.
In a post addressed to @BatProjects23, Garba verified that he made the post and not General Babangida.
His post to @BatProjects23 read, “Dear @BatProjects23, this message is not from IBB but from me. See attached. Just to set the record straight. Thank you.”
Tweet made by Adamu
False: The post about General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) comments on failure of Peter Obi and Aitku Abubakar in the last elections was not written by Babangida but by Adamu Garba who has clarified that he is the original writer of the post.