#TwitterFraudNG | StateCraft Labels Garba Shehu Incompetent Over @FLON Controversy

by on July 6, 2015

By Yemi Adebowale

Subomi Plumptre, a close associate of Chude Jideonwo, CEO of StateCraft – the company reportedly hired by the Buhari Presidency to manage the Nigerian Government’s social media presence may have responded to claims by Presidential Spokesman, Garba Shehu on Sunday that wife of the President, Aisha Buhari is not on Twitter.

L-R: Adebola Williams, Co-Founder, StateCraft Inc; Subomi Plumptre and a friend | Photo: Encomium

L-R: Adebola Williams, Co-Founder, StateCraft Inc; Subomi Plumptre and a friend | Photo: Encomium










According to Subomi, a consultant at one of Nigeria’s leading brand consulting firms, Alder Consulting, StateCraft should not take the fall for the ongoing messy controversy surrounding how @FLON – a verified handle of Aisha Buhari was disclaimed by President Buhari’s spokesperson, Garba Shehu on Sunday. Subomi, while tweeting from her Twitter handle on Monday, deflected the blame from StateCraft, attacking the Femi Adesina and Garba Shehu media team’s incompetence.

According to her, “The Government should simply own up to its incompetence at handling social media matters and stop seeking to deflect the blame.”

The Nigerian Presidency on Sunday declared that Aisha Buhari, wife of the President of Nigeria is not on Twitter.

In a statement by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, on Sunday, “It is also pertinent to state at this point that neither the wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari nor the other children are presently on Twitter, Facebook or the various other platforms.”

This is coming as a shocking surprise to many Nigerians in the social media as two handles created and managed by StateCraft are officially linked to Aisha Buhari, as wife of the President of Nigeria. The two handles @ABuhari and @FLON are officially linked to Aisha Buhari. @FLON is verified by Twitter. @NGRPresident – the official and verified handle of the Nigerian President follows only 7 Twitter accounts, as at the time of this report and one of those 7 accounts is @ABuhari belonging to Aisha Buhari. Also, the official Twitter account of the Nigerian Presidential Villa @AsoRock is also verified and one of the only 4 accounts it follows is that of Aisha Buhari.

READ: @Twitter Fraud | Verified @FLON Handle is Not Aisha Buhari – Presidency

The official Twitter handle of the Nigerian President @NGRPresident is following @StateCraftInc – who according to investigations by BREAKING TIMES are social media consultants to President Buhari’s media team.

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