Tinubu not in US, APC debunks viral photo
All Progressives Congress Campaign Council on Wednesday dismissed a viral photograph alleging that the party’s presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, held ‘talks’ with the United States President, Joe Biden, at the White House.
The photograph came barely 24 hours after the PCC similarly denied issuing a statement to apologise to former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, over the use of his photograph in the controversial documentary of the APC candidate.
A statement issued on Wednesday morning by the Director of Media and Publicity for the APC campaign council, Bayo Onanuga, disclosed that the viral picture was the latest attempt in a series of misinformation being dished out by the political opposition.
A livid Onanuga fingered the ‘Obidient’ movement of Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, as the brain behind the photo.
The statement read, “A viral photograph showing Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and United States 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 Tinubu 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.”