In a statement signed by his media aide, Julius Bokoru and made available to DAILY POST on Wednesday, Sylva said he had learnt that Dickson’s precise method was to sponsor with state resources, journalists in the mainstream media and content providers on the social media, to write damning stories against some key figures of the presidency.
He said that “Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to the President, is named as a particular target in this fake news campaign.”
The former governor added that, “The mercenaries responsible for this structured campaign of fake news would then leave artificial traces linking the stories to Sylva.
“What is most surprising here is not the fact that Dickson can cook up a plot as treacherous as this, because when it comes to demonic desperation and sheer cynicism, he has lost the element of surprise.”
Sylva said Dickson still deludes himself, despite being at the twilight of his governorship, with the notion that clutching on to attempts to discredit him can either divert public attention from his years of misrule or burnish up his damaged integrity.