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Obi's running mate, Baba-Ahmed, laments social media impostors

Obi's running mate, Baba-Ahmed, laments social media impostors

He said, “Impostors had, right from the inception of the various social media platforms, opened accounts in my name without my knowledge or approval.Related News Social media fastest means of human trafficking - NAPTIP Social media won't be blocked - Kenya govt Elections not on social media, ADC tells Obi “This situation remained for nearly a decade, and I decided to be inactive on the platforms till my complaints were satisfactorily attended to.” According to him, some of the communications were premeditated and designed to set him against legitimate and established responsible religious organisations, which often culminates in adverse reactions from other social media users.He, therefore, called on Nigerians to disregard any exchange or communications from the fake social media accounts “I, hereby, dissociate my humble self from the creation, ownership, and operation of any such social media accounts and equally declare that all exchanges and communications therefrom are without my knowledge or input in any way whatsoever “I call on the social media platforms owners, creators, and operators to immediately realise the dangers their highly valued technologies portend in society and quickly responsibly rise to the challenge of preventing further creation and use of fake accounts.

A saddened Baba-Ahmed, however, admitted on Monday that the fame came with its consequence, stating that his reputation was at stake over the activities of impostors who had opened several accounts in his name.Ever since indications began to appear about my joining the Labour Party, more impostors hurriedly opened more accounts in my name, in most cases misspelled or in the wrong format.

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