The Tinubu media offfice has denied reports that the All Progressive Congress presidential aspirant, Bola Tinubu, made calls for a Muslim-Muslim ticket ahead of the 2023 general elections.
An alleged text message was circulated at the Eagles Square, the venue of the APC special convention, indicting the ex-governor of endorsing a Muslim-Muslim ticket.
A statement signed by the media office and tweeted by the leading APC aspirant said the text message which circulated was false, blaming shameless, desperate, and misguided individuals for such messages.
The statement read: “We have been informed of text messages aimed at APC delegates purportedly from Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, other candidates, and party officials making various false claims about Asiwaju and the primary process.
“We have been informed of a text message going around APC delegates at Eagles Square in 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 Asiwaju Tinubu is comfortably coasting home to victory.
“There is no truth whatsoever in any of these messages. They are lies perpetrated by shameless, desperate and misguided individuals and should be ignored as such.”