he All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) has said that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the party’s 2023 presidential candidate is currently in Abuja not in the United States as speculated.
Mr Bayo Onanuga, APC PCC Director of Media and Publicity said this after a photo of Tinubu surfaced on the Internet, showing the former Lagos State Governor sitting right beside U.S. President Joe Biden.
In a statement, Mr Onanuga described the picture making the rounds that Tinubu was in the U.S. with President Biden as fake, saying it should be disregarded while pointing fingers at supporters of the Labour Party presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi.
Onanuga said although America was listed among Tinubu’s destinations, according to an unofficial report that was widely shared, he could confirm that the APC presidential candidate was in Abuja all through Tuesday.
He added that Tinubu was in Abuja on Monday as well, and had no need to surreptitiously leave Nigeria as some other presidential candidates did.
He said the APC presidential candidate would be travelling to Bayelsa for a rally on Thursday, according to the party’s campaign programme.
The statement reads: “A viral photograph showing Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and U.S. President Joe Biden in talks at the White House is the latest in the series of misinformation being dished out by the political opposition.
“We cannot just fathom the purpose of the mischief and the falsehood, which emanated from the rabid followers of Peter Obi.
“The apparently photo-shopped image surfaced Tuesday night, on the heels of news that Asiwaju will embark on a foreign trip this weekend.
“Although America was listed among his destinations, according to an unofficial report that was widely shared, we can confirm that the APC presidential candidate was in Abuja all through Tuesday.
“He was in Abuja on Monday as well, and has no need to surreptitiously leave Nigeria, like some candidates do.
“Tinubu will be travelling to Bayelsa for a rally on Thursday, according to the party’s campaign programme.
“He is not scheduled to travel outside the country until the weekend for speaking engagements. His first port of call will be Chatham House in London, where he will speak on his Action Plan for Nigeria”.