Abuja - The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has alleged a smear campaign against his person by a certain online media organisation.
He said the media outfit has embarked on malicious fabrication to tarnish his reputation.
Bamikole Omishore, Special Assistant on new media to the Senate President, expressed Saraki's concern.
“Attention of the Senate President’s media office has been drawn to a malicious fabrication by an on-line publication (Sahara Reporters) aimed at tarnishing the reputation of the Senate President, Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki," Omishore said.
Contrary to media reports, as a Senator in the 7th National Assembly, Saraki never signed the report of the Ahmed Makarfi led Finance Committee investigation into the alleged non-Remittance by NNPC of $20 into the federation account, Omishore added.
He said the posts by Sahara Reporters were completely false with no iota of truth whatsoever.
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“We also challenge Sahara Reporters to either post facts or any documentation with proof or desist from misleading the reading public."
“We are aware that the online publication is only doing the bidding of its sponsors and simply joining forces with political detractors who after failing to achieve their partisan aims."
Omishore therefore called on fellow citizens and all members of the international community to treat the Sahara Reporters' publication as "mere falsehood not to be accorded any measure of importance” Omishore said.
He said Saraki’ commitment to see that the missing funds are found and paid back into the Federation Account were never in doubt.
“We hereby request the general public to disregard the antics of Sahara Reporters. We further call on Sahara Reports to immediately retract this offending publication and offer an unequivocal apology."
- CAJ News