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    2023: Oby Ezekwesili Blasts PDP For Using Her Picture To Make False Claim

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    Jul 20, 2022

    A former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili slammed the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for using her picture to make a false claim without her consent.

    PDP, in a tweet which had photos of Kaduna state Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, World Trade Organization DG, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, Anambra state Governor, Charles Soludo, said that the presidential candidate of its party, Atiku Abubakar, is committed to working diligently to achieve a united, secure and economically viable Nigeria.

    PDP tweeted: “2023, The @OfficialPDPNig presidential candidate @atiku is committed to working assiduously to achieve a united, secure and economically viable Nigerian that will work for all citizens irrespective of their social status, religious, ethnic or political biases.”

    The image alongside the tweet insinuated that Atiku was instrumental to the recruitment of the individuals under the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

    Expressing displeasure over the tweet, Ezekwesili described the statement as false and extremely misleading.

    She further asked for the tweet to be removed, adding it is also wrong to use her picture in the PDP campaign flier without her consent.

    She wrote: “It might be an innocent mistake, but this statement is false and therefore extremely misleading @OfficialPDPNig. He did not. It is also wrong that you have used my picture in your campaign flier without my consent. Please kindly remove this immediately. Many thanks.”

    Hours after PDP deleted the tweet, Ezekwesili said the opposition party has done the right thing, adding that facts are sacred and must always be upheld.

    She tweeted: “I am pleased that @OfficialPDPNig has done the right thing and deleted that erroneous tweet. Facts are secret and must always be upheld”

    This article was originally published on Naija News

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