The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU-EOM) has alleged that Festus Keyamo and Femi Fani-Kayode were promoters of fake news during the 2023 general elections.
Keyamo, the immediate past minister of state for labour and employment, and Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, both worked for the All Progressives Congress.
EU accused them of propagating fake news and misleading Nigerians during the 2023 general elections.
According to the EU Observers in their latest report, they cited instances where Keyamo and Fani-Kayode propagated fake news while campaigning for the candidates of the APC.
The report reads partly: “There was an increased incidence of misleading information in the days leading up to and during the election. In many cases, false reports were spread by well-known personalities associated with political parties.
“On February 12, Festus Keyamo from APC promoted information published by a suspicious website, accusing Peter Obi of bribery. The story quickly became viral and was in a few hours debunked.
“Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation and an APC party member, made a claim on February 11, 2023, that the PDP presidential candidate Abubakar had a secret meeting with serving military generals in Abuja.
“He accused Atiku of wanting to incite chaos, provoke a coup d’état, and establish a new and unconstitutional order. Kayode posted this claim across multiple social media platforms, and it garnered 281.2k total impressions. The next day, he posted that the Army denied reports about a meeting between its officers and Atiku.”