Saraki Accepts Charly Boy’s 'Fake News' Apology

Nigeria’s Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki on Sunday publicly accepted the apology rendered by musician and right activist, Charles ‘Charly Boy’ Oputa.
The latter had erroneously published an article saying the Nigeria’s number 3 citizen was almost lynched by an angry mob back home in Lafiaji, Kwara State.
The picture, which showed Dr. Saraki wiping off mud from his trousers was actually, one from his 2012 visit to Ogoni land, but a mischief maker had posted it online as one that happened recently.
The self-styled ‘Area Fada’, however did not verify the incident, but quickly published it using the caption:
“E never start. Saraki after he escaped the mob attack by people of lafiagi in his own state.  May all those who have conspired to render us hopeless, penniless and frustrated, may nemesis catch up with them.”
Nevertheless, after a series of Twitter users, including Saraki’s Head of New Media, Olu Onemola, called Charly Boy’s attention to the fact that the picture was taken during then-Senator Saraki’s oversight visit to Ogoniland, as the Chairman of the 7th Senate’s Committee on Environment and Ecology, the musician retracted his statement, offering a public apology.
Here’s how Dr. Saraki responded:
“Dear Charlyboy (@Areafada1), I appreciate your coming forward to admit that your post against me was ill-conceived. It takes a lot to do that.
“I agree that we all see things from our respective lenses, but without disregard to what is permissible by an average mind. It is therefore imperative that we observe circumspection at all times so we don’t have to say the avoidable ‘sorry.’”
See tweets below:
 E never start. Saraki after he escaped the mob attack by people of lafiagi in his own state. May all those who have conspired to render us hopeless, penniless and frustrated, may nemesis catch up with them. pic.twitter.com/sxBi7uRTyn


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