Festus Keyamo (SAN), the Manager of Strategic Communications of the Buhari 2019 Campaign Organisation, was convicted on Twitter after he posted a photograph of a tree growing on a rail track in Gaza, in the contested area between Israel and Palestine, and passed it off as Nigeria.

He captioned the photo: ‘This is the way trees grew aboard railroad tracks between 1999 and 2015. These were the years of ‘Initiation and Started’, if they swallowed all of the money but never finished. Now, this is the ‘Completion Era’ since the tracks are starting to roar back to life. ’

But some Twitter users chose to do a Google image search and discovered that the photo was first posted online on October 5 by a Chadi Faraj in Gaza and retweeted by means of a Paulikevich on October 6. Many commentators then attacked Keyamo for lying and attempting to deceive Nigerians.

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