The campaign council of the Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the APC’s candidate for president in 2023 has opened up about the party’s presidential candidate steeping down from the presidential race based on health challenge.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council stated that Bola Ahmed Tinubu is not dropping out of the race due to health.
The council accused the Labour Party Presidential Candidate supporters of purportedly uploading a video stating that the APC Presidential candidate would drop from the race.
The campaign council in it’s words stated: “Peter Obi’s Labour Party (LP) followers had posted on social media that Tinubu would withdraw from the presidential contest due to his health”. Additionally, the campaign council urged Obi to drop out of contention if he has nothing to say to Nigerians. The council reacted, when Obi said in a widely circulated video that a group supporting Tinubu warned the Yorubas that a vote for the Labour Party presidential candidate would mean a seaport in the south-south and southeast.
Festus Keyamo (SAN), the official spokesperson for the APC Presidential Campaign Council and director of media and public affairs, responded in a statement on Monday, September 12. He claimed that Obi had created the message and distributed the video on purpose to appear to be the victim of some sort of ethnic agenda.
Keyamo, who also serves as the state’s minister of labour, said;
We challenge Mr. Peter Obi to disclose the identity(s) and source(s) of that enigmatic WhatsApp message.
In order to portray himself as the victim of some sort of ethnic agenda when, in reality, he is the real agent provocateur of an ethnic agenda,
“We wish to state that it is evident Mr. Peter Obi purposefully manufactured that message and spread that terrible film himself as a campaign strategy.
“We also want to use this platform to refute claims made by Peter Obi supporters on various social media platforms that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is dropping out of the race due to health issues.
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