A former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, and his former media aide, Bayo Oladeji, have been caught circulating fake news about the ongoing Presidential election in the United States.
In the keenly contested election of November 3, the Democratic ticket of former Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Senator Kamala Harris defeated the Republican ticket of incumbent President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.
Mr Biden, who will be sworn in as 46th President of the country, won by scoring 279 electoral college votes against Mr Trump’s 214. The results of the election in at least three states were still being computed as of the time of filing this report.
Since Mr Biden currently has 279 electoral votes, this means that Mr Trump’s 214 votes cannot upturn the victory even if he wins all remaining states.
Although Mr Trump has vowed to challenge the results of the poll at the Supreme Court, world leaders including President Muhammadu Buhari, have congratulated Mr Biden and Ms Harris on their victory at the poll.
Fake news mongers
Meanwhile, on Tuesday afternoon, Messrs Fani-Kayode and Oladeji posted via their Facebook accounts about Joe Biden losing the president-elect status because the votes from Pennsylvania have been won by Mr Trump.
“Joe Biden loses President-elect status for losing Pennsylvania votes to Donald Trump. It is not over until it is over. God saves America,” Mr Oladeji wrote on Facebook.
Mr Oladeji, a veteran journalist who has worked with Nigerian Tribune and Leadership newspapers, is currently the special adviser on media to the President of the Christian Association of Nigerian (CAN).
On the other hand, Mr Fani-Kayode shared a video insinuating that Mr Biden has lost Pennsylvania to his Republican counterpart.