The immediate past Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has debunked reports that he was involved in writing the judgement for the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.
The former Lagos State Governor in a statement released by his media adviser, Hakeem Bello, described it as baseless and defamatory.
Fashola described those behind the claim as “agents of destabilisation”, adding that he has initiated the process of filing formal petitions against the offensive tweets and online reports with the management of X (formerly known as Twitter) and the National Communications Commission.
He also urged relevant security agencies to treat the matter with “utmost seriousness, as it strikes at the heart of judicial independence”.
The statement read; “Fashola expressed his disappointment with the spread of this false information on social media platforms and has called on security agencies to take action against those responsible for spreading fake news.
“In response to the allegation, Fashola clarified that he has been away from Abuja for an extended period of time, rendering the claims entirely unfounded.
“The former minister believes that these allegations may be part of a wider campaign to undermine the judiciary by those who seek to manipulate the institution for their own gain.
“He emphasises the importance of unmasking the perpetrators and their sponsors and ensuring that they face the appropriate legal consequences.”