Alhaji Abubakar Ibrahim has described a photoshop image showing his father, Ibrahim Idris endorsing Governor Yahaya Bello for second term as an ‘internet joke’ taken too far.
In a statement sighted by our correspondent and signed by Issa Itopa Lucky, Special Adviser to Alhaji Abubakar Ibrahim, the endorsement stands condemned and is not a true representation of his father, a two time governor of the confluence state.
The statement reads in part;
It is with rude shock it was brought to the ever-busy, too-focused-to-be-distracted attention of Alhaji Abubakar Ibrahim, a picture where in his father, a former two-time Governor of Kogi State and elder statesman, His Excellency Ibrahim Idris was photoshopped along with Governor Yahaya Bello and his Chief of Staff-turned-running mate, Edward Onoja.
First of all, Alhaji Abubakar Ibrahim wishes to state in clear terms that such Photoshop stands condemned. It is a joke taken too far in the spirit of campaigns.
He would not bother responding aside for the fact that we are in a season now of campaigns as a State and alot is out there in the media space already and with anything, a fake news can be sold to the populace in the name of information sharing and campaign.
Alhaji Abubakar Ibrahim is using this piece to clarify that the picture that was so photoshopped is a picture of himself and his father, Ex-Governor Ibrahim Idris as far back as the early days of August 2019 in which they were both in Okene Local Government along with friends and leaders of his pre-primary election campaigns while on a visit to Kogi Central PDP stakeholders, members and supporters.
That such picture will later be photoshopped to seem that his father is anywhere even raising the hands of Governor Yahaya Bello as if an endorsement pose, is an ‘internet joke’ whose burden of sensibility is on the lacking-in-campaign materials merchant of the whole photoshop idea at first.
Alhaji Abubakar Ibrahim is using this time to call out the mastermind of such Photoshop to desist forthwith as such act shows only how much of a desperate and unreasonable campaign, Governor Yahaya Bello and his Media handlers and APC Media Organisations are bent on embarking upon in the build up to the State forthcoming Governorship election.