Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has denied praising Nnamdi Kanu for placing the issue of restructuring as the main national discourse.
In a statement by his spokesperson, Paul Ibe, Atiku described the report on the website of a reputable newspaper as classical fake news.
The former vice resident urged Nigerians to discountenance the report and be vigilant as more of such could be underway.
Ibe said: ”What started as the handiwork of mischief makers and their sponsors bent on tarnishing the reputation of the Waziri Adamawa was first noticed on chat rooms.
”But having found its way on the website of a reputable newspaper which obviously fell victim to the evil work of the scammers, the media office of the former Vice President is compelled to respond and to state as follows:
”That the article in circulation is unknown to Atiku Abubakar or Atiku Media Office.
”That His Excellency Atiku Abubakar never signed any opinion article with that title in circulation.
”That this is the handiwork of evil people and their cowardly sponsors aimed at soiling the reputation of Atiku Abubakar and his political standing.
”That this signposts a wicked and deliberate plot to unleash media attack on Atiku Abubakar with a view to portraying him in bad light.”