The Atiku-Okowa presidential campaign organization has advised the Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu to apologize to Nigerians for
allegedly misrepresenting himself in a documentary that featured a photograph of the former governor of Cross Rivers, Donald Duke.
This was stated by the spokesperson of the campaign, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Tuesday through a press statement.
He stated that ‘’Nigerians were annoyed by the reported insincere use of Donald Duke’s picture in the said documentary to describe Asiwaju Tinubu, supposedly as a youngster, which once more verifies the deceit of the APC presidential campaign and advances questions to the personal integrity of the APC presidential candidate.
‘’It is instructive to note that the gale of questions and controversies surrounding the personality of the APC Presidential Candidate smacks of a merchandise in “Oluwole” market, a Lagos Centre where anything was possible.’’
Ologbondiyan added that ‘’Such reputation is less demanding of any individual seeking to lead a nation like Nigeria with over 200 million citizens who are in dire need of a credible, transparent, honest and truthful leader.
‘’Our campaign believes that Asiwaju Tinubu should apologize to Nigerians for making them believe that he was the one in the said picture of former Governor Duke and using it to gain followership in the documentary that was part of his campaign materials being used to canvas for votes.
The spokesperson further disclosed that ‘’it is not enough for the Tinubu campaign to engage in conflicting reactions over the alleged stolen photograph weeks after the identity theft had gained strong traction in public discourse. It stands in strong validation of allegations against the APC Presidential Candidate.
He stressed that ‘’the inability of Asiwaju Tinubu and his campaign group to adequately explain his links to the forfeiture of a whopping sum of $460,000 in a narcotic trafficking case, the reported theft of another Nigerian identity for campaign documentary amid other sundry allegations, place huge question around the integrity of Tinubu as an individual.
Ahead of the presidential election on February 25, 2023, he stressed the importance of declaring that any candidate who cannot provide sufficient evidence of his identity is a fraud and, therefore, not deserving of the support of Nigerians.
The campaign ‘’hereby Counsels Asiwaju Tinubu to do the needful by apologising to Nigerians for deceiving them and then accepting the verdict by the people that he is not in any position to govern a country like Nigeria, he stated.