Bayelsa state governor denies sex video scandal with South Africa lawmaker

The Bayelsa state Governor, Sen. Douye Diri has denied involvement of the trending sex scandal with a South African lawmaker, Zanele. A Facebook post surfaced yesterday, roping the governor to the purported scandal.

The director of new media, Dr. Kola Oredipe in a statement said the governor shares no tie with the said lady, noting that the post is a "mere distraction".

The statement reads in part: "Our attention has been drawn to a fake news circulating online about Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State over an alleged nude video leak of a South African female legislator, Zanele Sifuba."

"The post linking the governor to the allegation suddenly appeared on the Facebook page purportedly belonging to the woman after trending for more than a week.

Our investigation however revealed that the said account is fake and was only created on Thursday, November 10, 2022."

"For a scandal that initially appeared on the South African media space on October 31 and was first linked to a ‘Nigerian youth,’ it is obvious those behind the new twist opened the parody account with the deliberate intention to tarnish the image of the Bayelsa Governor."

"Sadly, even without any effort to confirm the ridiculous allegation against the governor of a state, a few Nigerian online platforms rushed to publish the fake news from the ‘Zanele Sifuba Facebook’ account without investigating its source.

Let it be stated without any equivocation that Governor Diri does not know and has had no contact nor relationship with the said woman at the centre of the scandal. He has also not been to South Africa in the last 10 years."

"The public is, therefore, advised to discountenance the news as it lacks merit and has no bearing whatsoever with the Bayelsa Governor."

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