Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Buhari’s aide, Lauretta Onochie exposed for posting fake news, photo about Atiku on Twitter

Lauretta Onochie, social media aide to President Buhari, is facing heat on Twitter once more after she was exposed for posting a fake photograph, allegedly of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Sokoto rally, which held on Monday.

Onochie had claimed that Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the PDP distributed cash and food at his rally .

She tweeted a photo on Tuesday of food packs that had N500 attached to each of them with the caption “KEEP THEM IN POVERTY, THEN GIVE THEM HANDOUTS- ATIKU in Sokoto yesterday” implying that the photos came from the former VP's’s Sokoto campaign rally.

She also used the fake image to attack Atiku in other tweets..

However, the same image had appeared online in February 2017 when a Lagos-based Charity foundation, released photos from an outreach.

Some blogs posted the same in 2017 claiming it came from a charity event organised by an actress Ruth Eze in Ajegunle area of Lagos.

What is certain, however, is that the image did not come from the rally at Sokoto as posited by Mrs Onochie.

This is not the first time Onochie will be posting images misrepresentative of facts. In September 2018, she had to apologise cheekily after she was confronted that an image she posted of the Nasarawa-Jos Road was a random image from the internet.

Onochie has also been involved in uncouth and unsavoury statements about others. The aide infamously went on a tirade against the president of the Christian Association of Nigeria. She called him an evil sentimentalist, a liar, a backslider, a pretender to the throne of God.

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