The National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has denied insinuation that he is currently in Kano State meddling in the state’s elections.
A statement issued yesterday by his spokesman, Mr. Tunde Rahman, clarified that the former Lagos State governor is not in Kano and has not been in Kano at any point during the conduct of these elections.
“The picture that these liars are circulating of Asiwaju and Governor Ganduje is one that was taken last year when the governor visited Lagos,” Rahman said.
Tinubu’s media adviser argued that those peddling the rumour know the picture is not true, but “they still use it because their relationship to the truth is an adversarial one.”
According to him, Tinubu has nothing but utmost admiration and respect to the people of Kano, stressing that Kano brand of progressives politics provided the impetus for the formation of the APC.
“For the record, Asiwaju is not in Kano and has not been in Kano at any point during the conduct of these elections. The picture that these liars are circulating of Asiwaju and Governor Ganduje is one that was taken last year when the governor visited Lagos. The fear-mongers know the picture is old and was taken in Lagos. They still use it because their relationship to the truth is an adversarial one. Scratch a liar and you will find a hypocrite as well. These people encouraged and cheered when former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and outgoing Senate President, Bukola Saraki led a posse of Peoples Democratic Party figures into Lagos, boasting they were going to ‘capture Lagos’ during the governorship elections.”
“These people did not call Atiku and others to order for interfering in Lagos. Instead, they urged Atiku and others to undertake this misadventure. The All Progressives Congress did not cry and lament that Atiku came to Lagos to swing an election that did not concern him. Instead, we rose to the occasion and relied on our organic and positive relationship to the people. With regard to the impact these PDP operatives had in the Lagos election, let it be said that they came, they saw, they lost and they left with nothing in hand but another defeat,” he explained.