Makinde fires media aide over false Facebook claims

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Sacked Special Assistant to Oyo State Governor on Digital Media, Mr. Olajide Adigun, has accused members of the All Progressives Congress of hacking his Facebook page and posting false information and images.

Governor Seyi Makinde had directed the Secretary to the State Government, Mrs. Olubamiwo Adeosun, to give him the sack for allegedly painting the administrative in a Abad light.

Specifically, he was accused of having lifted an image of a project executed by the Lagos State Government and posted it on his Facebook page, claiming it was done by Makinde.

He also allegedly posted a false claim that Makinde had acquired equipment for disinfecting the state, in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.

These generated huge backlash for the state government, which in turn fired him.

However, Adigun accused unnamed APC hackers of infiltrating his Facebook page and posting the false materials.

There was no response from the opposition party.