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The APC and the PDP are at a fake-news race. It appears both parties are set on a single strategy of winning the February presidential election through the audacious cross-firing of falsehood and lies.

The APC and the PDP are at a fake-news race. It appears both parties are set on a single strategy of winning the February presidential election through the audacious cross-firing of falsehood and lies.


It will be hurtful to declare who is getting ahead of the other in this castigatory race of feint. But the two parties are outdoing each other in the use of the fake-news artillery and in the deployment of fact-twisting ballistic missiles. I do not think that this adopted system is healthy for our politics. Not only selling falsehood like fresh fruits, they have approached another devastating method of posting fake pictures of infrastructural projects and crowds at campaign venues.
At different times, they switch the subjects in this ignominious task. And most times, both camps syndicate malicious and fabricated stories like the Jibrin Aminu Al Sudani fiction across different platforms and spreading of fake completed projects whereas such does not exist anywhere and never existed anytime. We got to where we are today, where fake-news and hate speeches have become rife owing to the “scorched-earth campaign strategy” deployed by the APC in the 2015 elections.
Soon after the party came to power, the monster it unleashed grew seven heads. It struggles to tame it, but it is constantly reminded of its hypocrisy who let the beast out in the first place?
It is ironical that the individual, who led the fake-news blitzkrieg in 2015, is the same person sermonizing about “change begins with me” today. The point is, whatever is traded in this election today will dictate the political atmosphere of the country in the next four years. To put it like a dummy, “we will reap whatever seed we sow”.
Nigeria Moment is of the view that the APC and the PDP must realize that none of them can govern comfortably a country in the throes of anxiety, fear, division, and anarchy effectuated by fake news and hate speeches. The order is that Nigeria must come first. And if their intention is to really serve, they must save Nigeria first by calling all their marshals to order. Fake-news should not be deployed as a campaign weapon because it will only result in MAD – Mutual Assured Destruction.

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