The Former Foreign Affairs Minister Prof. Bolaji Akinyemi has said he was not responsible for a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari calling for the arrest of President-elect Bola Tinubu.
He said the seditious letter was embarrassing to him and his associates.
The retired university don had received calls from home and abroad about the fake news, which has exposed the negative impact of unregulated social media.
The elder statesman said the seditious and spurious letter in social media should not be attributed to him.
Akinyemi said it is possible that since his illustrious father, Canon Akinyemi, did not patent his name when he was named, anybody can pose as the bearer of the name.
The former Minister said: “My attention has been drawn to the seditious and spurious letter to the President, General Muhammadu Buhari calling for the arrest of the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. My name has been attached to this letter.
“I am stating most emphatically that I did not write or authorize this letter.
“I sign my letter Professor A. Bolaji Akinyemi and not in any format.