The pan Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has distanced its leader, Pa Ayo Adebanjo, from an unknown social media account.
Naija News understands that some media outlets quoted statements from a Twitter account purported to have emanated from the Afenifere leader.
In a statement on Sunday by its spokesman, Jare Ajayi, Afenifere urged Nigerians to disregard information from any social media account claiming to belong to its leader.
He said that the social media account was created by mischievous persons to ridicule the Afenifere leader over his support for the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi.
The statement reads: “It is hereby being clearly stated that Chief Adebanjo has no social media account of any sort, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook etc.
“Whenever he has anything to say to the public, he does so directly by addressing the press, through an interview or a Press Statement. He also addresses the public through the Secretary-General or the National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere.
“In view of the fact that Adebanjo usually speaks directly with the press, both print and electronic, any information purporting to have emanated from the said ‘social media account’ should be totally disregarded because he has no such account in any form or manner.
“Since the elder statesman does not have any social media account, whatever is found in the Twitter account could not be said to have come from him. He has no such accounts as he speaks directly to the media or causes his views to be channelled to the public via the organisation’s Secretary General or the national publicity secretary.
“The media and members of the public are hereby enjoined to disregard any statement purported to have been sourced from Pa Adebanjo’s social media account because he has none.”