Bayo Onanuga, one of the spokespersons to president-elect, Bola Tinubu has expressed his displeasure at the ‘excitement’ generated on social media by a tweet made by a foreign media outlet, Uberfacts.
His remark comes against the backdrop of a post by Uberfacts about the alleged past drug dealings of the APC flag-bearer who have been trending online since the exposè.
TRIBUNE ONLINE gathered in a Twitter post made on Monday morning, Uberfacts said Tinubu surrendered $460,000 to the US government after a Chicago court found the income came from heroin trafficking.
The tweet has garnered over 16 million views and 25.1k retweets at the time of filing this report.
But disturbed by the post, Onanuga in a tweet on Tuesday said Uberfacts is “a junk site” that should not be taken seriously.
“I think the dumbest group on global Twitter are Obidiots. They’re so confused that they’re looking for validation from all corners. Knowing that they needed followers from Nigeria, @UberFacts targetedObidiots (referring to supporters of Obi) with their vague narratives. Trust them, they all jump at it. Jokers!” he wrote on his verified Twitter handle.
“I am surprised that some Nigerians are excited about @UberFacts, a Twitter account, notorious for random tweeting of falsehood and ”the most unimportant things you’ll never need to know”.
“Only in Nigeria will the junk site be stamped with some semblance of authenticity or conferred with a badge of authority, when many of its facts had long been dismissed as unreliable. Some years ago, Buzzfeed gave this damning verdict: “The Truth About UberFacts: They’re Often Wrong”, Onanuga tweeted.