‘Seun Ibukun-Oni, Abuja
Daily Courier – The Tinubu media office has denounced a fake report text message reaching delegates minutes before the commencement of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) primary to decide its flagbearer.
The content of the message suggested that the leading candidate in the election having received the endorsement of seven out of the twenty one aspirants has planned on picking a Muslim running mate if elected.
The statement signed by the Tinubu Support Group reads: “We have been informed of a text message going round APC delegates at Eagle Square, Abuja purportedly from Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, claiming that with his imminent victory at the APC Presidential Primary and emergence as the party’s presidential candidate, the APC leader has now decided on a Muslim-Muslim ticket.
“This is nothing but a lie. It has no basis whatsoever.
“We enjoin the distinguished delegates to ignore this completely.
“The fake text message is a ploy by some undemocratic elements to confuse and hoodwink delegates sensing that Asíwájú Tinubu is comfortably coasting home to victory.
“Truth is Asíwájú is destined for victory and no one can scuttle this through their shameful tactics.
“Asíwájú is not known to jumping guns. He will deal with all important matters pertaining to his presidential pair at the appropriate time, after his victory has been fully established by the distinguished delegates.”