Bauchi state governor, Mohammed Abubakar, has said there is an ongoing campaign in the state to blackmail his administration being championed by mischief makers to cause political tension.
Intelligence reports, said a statement by the governor’s assistant on communications, Shamsuddin Abubakar, has shown that “a few miscreants have perfected plans to distribute false information and cause chaos.
“Members of the public are therefore advised to disregard any dubious political posters, fake news websites and unverified information from questionable sources.
“For the avoidance of doubt, Governor M. A. Abubakar remains steadfast, loyal and in sync with the President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal government and APC’s drive to bring the dividends of democracy to the state.”
The governor then assured the people of the state that security agencies have been placed on high alert to ensure no sponsored criminal elements paste false political posters to deface the state.
“We must also state that posting fake and unverified news item is libellous and punishable by law. We warn those peddling falsehood to desist now, or face the full consequences of their actions.
“Gov. M.A Abubakar urges all to remain law abiding. The great people of Bauchi state will not be distracted in our march towards the future, and will reject the despicable pranks of the few who want to hold us back.
“This is not the first time efforts are made to malign the good work done in the state, but as do all previous efforts, this will fail woefully as Bauchi remains united and one,” the statement said.