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BREAKING: Abeokuta video not real Tinubu – APC *Opponents superimposed image, voice in original video

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A new twist has been introduced in the controversy surrounding Wednesdays outing of Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, where he was reported to have made some scathing remarks, suggesting discontent with President Muhammadu’s government, by accusing it of trying to sabotage his presidential ambition.

It has emerged that the former Governor of Lagos and presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), did not make the comments attributed to him, according to the APC Presidential Campaign Council (APC-PCC), which is now claiming that both the images and voices of the party’s National Leader, were superimposed on his original outing.

Coming against the backdrop of another controversial claim to the effect by the party that the presence of two bullion vans spotted in the Bourdillon, Ikoyi premises of the former governor, on February 22, 2019, the eve of that year’s presidential election in which the incumbent, Muhammadu Buhari, was elected for a second tenure actually missed their way and strayed into the compound.

Ayodele Adewale, Organising Secretary of the APC, who made the claim while appearing on The Morning Show, a breakfast programme on Arise Television, had, said: Hear him: “That bullion van missed its way there, and it was not invited by Asiwaju or anybody. That comment was made jokingly. Reporters met with him, I was there, I was standing not too far and there were a lot of accusations. You know Asiwaju very well. He loves cracking jokes and crack people up most times. And he made that statement. Not that he owns it.

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We’ve seen delivery vans missing road, we’ve seen high equipment vans missing road, we’ve seen heavy military equipment – there was one that missed the road into Nigeria once – in fact the Nigerian government had to seize that armoured tank and al of that. People commit a lot human error. And it was human error by the people that were coming. And I’ve told you that it a mixed identity of address.”

On the same platform, on Friday, Mariyan Baba, member, Public Affairs Directorate of the APC-PCC, said on Friday that those who were bent on playing dirty politics were at work, using their expertise in modern-day technology to manipulate Tinubu’s voice and image, urging Nigerian journalists to dig deeper into whatever information they were presented.

She said: “In Nigeria we don’t believe in clean competition unfortunately and this is the area that we need to change if we want our country to forge forward. We should give room for clean competition. You go out in the field with free, fair ground for everybody. Go and compete. You win, you win, you don’t win, you go, there’s another time coming. But we always go by creating stories.

“My face could be removed and somebody’s face could be put on my head. This is modern generation. We have all these social media, they can do a lot. Our principal, our presidential candidate, Alhaji Ahmed Bola Tinubu did not say all those words people are now claiming he did. He didn’t say it.

“And the issue of petrol scarcity, is not new, we’ve had it in the past. In fact in worse situations. Things have improved. Last year we had christmas celebration and every filling station was selling. We had fuel and moving around. There was no problem. These hitches come from time to time.”

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Baba, who while responding to another allegation made against Tinubu by Hajia Naja’atu Mohammed, former Director of the APC Presidential Campaign Council PCC (APC-PCC), who said said it would be fatal to Nigeria to elect Tinubu as President, due to his current abysmally poor health condition, said the former governor was enjoying excellent health.

She said: “The condition of health of my candidate is excellent. If you watch the condition of all the presidential candidates that are vying for the same position and you compare with our condidate, where hasn’t he been in Nigeria? He hasn’t sat down for a day. He’s moving from pillar to post discussing with people, meeting people, finding out what they need and all that.”

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BREAKING: PDP Chairman dies!

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Death has hit hard at the the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), with the death of Fatai Adams, chairman of the party in Ondo State, in the early hours of Wednesday.

Though details of his death have not been revealed, The PUNCH, quoted Kennedy Peretei spokesman of the party in the state who confirmed the incident as saying the party would soon make official communication to the media on the matter.

“Yes it is true but we will soon communicate you properly on the incident,” Peretei said of the ex-party boss, reportedly suspended last month by the State Working Committee (SWC) for allegedly involving in some anti-party activities.

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BREAKING: Atiku disowns Bwala! *Says, he never worked for me

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Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Tuesday, formally washed his hands of Daniel Bwala, spokesman of the PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation (PDP-PCC), who worked with him as the official spokesman for the 2023 presidential campaigns.

The former VP, spoke against the backdrop of what looks like a switch of loyalty to President Bola Tinubu, underscored by his first visit to the Presidential Villa, in Abuja on January 10 and most recently on January 29 in Paris, where the former Governor of Lagos State, and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was on a “private visit.”

A clarification statement from the Atiku Office, on Tuesday maintained that Bwala was a former spokesperson of Atiku/Okowa Presidential Campaign Organisation and not a former aide to the former Vice President, adding: “It is important that the media and the general public take corrective note of defining Mr. Daniel Bwala as an aide to His Excellency Atiku Abubakar.”

The statement, continued: “Bwala offered his services and support to the Atiku/Okowa Presidential Campaign Organisation as a spokesperson – and it was a position he held during the last presidential campaign. Subsequently, and after the election, the need for a campaign spokesperson has terminated, and Bwala has moved on with his career.

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“This, therefore, serves as notice to the media and the interested public to desist from defining Bwala as an ex-aide of Atiku Abubakar. We duly urge the public to henceforth recognize, introduce, and define Daniel Bwala by his current vocation and alliance.”

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Apata: I’ll never be a mole for a non-performer like Obaseki

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“I want to clearly and unequivocally state that I have absolutely no knowledge of the protest of Sunday, February 4, 2024, at LP’s Edo State secretariat in Benin, nor have I sanctioned or approved it in any way. The baseless rumours and insinuations that have been mischievously circulated that the protesters carried out my bidding are totally false, unfounded, and quite frankly ridiculous.”

These were the exact words of Olumide Apata, former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), as he dismissed insinuation of being a mole, of Godwin Obaseki, Governor of Edo State.

Apata, aspirant of the Labour Party (LP) for this year’s governorship election in the state, said he would never be a mole, agent, place-holder, or surrogate of the “poorly-performing” Edo state governor, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Labour Party (LP) in Edo.

Maintaining that the opposition LP was the party of choice in Edo, with many persons flooding it daily in the state and other parts of Nigeria, given its being people-centered, Akpata, an indigene of Benin Kingdom, told reporters that he would emerge victorious, both at the February 22 primary election and the September 21 governorship poll in the south-south state.

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He stated that he would not be a political harlot, stressing that if he did not get LP’s governorship ticket this year, he would remain and join other well-meaning members to build the party, but declared that LP in Edo must put its house in order, for the best person to emerge the standard bearer of the party.

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The governorship aspirant, who had practised Law for 30 years, stated that with his integrity, maturity, excellence and track record of impressive performance, especially as NBA’s president, his pedigree and antecedents, there was no way he could be the sponsor of last Sunday’s protest by some LP’s members at Edo secretariat of the party in Benin, and earlier attack on the National Youth Leader of LP, Anslem Eragbe, in the Edo state capital.

“As a loyal and dedicated member of LP, who has invested significant time, energy, and resources towards building and strengthening the party across Edo State since I joined, it is both laughable and utterly despicable that I would be linked to any kind of violent protest at the party’s secretariat in Benin. These bogus allegations and rumours are likely emanating from certain quarters within and even outside the LP that are opposed to my emerging as the party’s governorship standard bearer in the February 22, 2024, primary election.

“In their desperation, they have resorted to underhand tactics and smear campaigns to undermine my widespread credibility, acceptability, and support base within and outside the party in Edo State and across the country. This is yet another ludicrous attempt to unjustly give a dog a bad name, to hang it.

“I want to categorically state that I, my campaign organisation, supporters, and well-wishers do not engage in, encourage, or sanction any kind of violence or unwholesome conduct. These puerile allegations are the products of malicious minds that are aimed at unfairly and irreparably tarnishing my hard-earned reputation, image, and rising popularity as a foremost governorship aspirant of choice within the LP in Edo State.”

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Emphasising that he was never and would never be a violent man or be associated with it he said: “As a lawyer of more than 30 years, I fully understand that peaceful protest is the fundamental right of every Nigerian citizen, guaranteed by the constitution and upheld by the courts of the land. Law-abiding citizens of Nigeria have a right to freely associate and protest, provided that this is done peacefully and legally, without threatening lives or property.

“If some persons have, however, acted unlawfully, in the course of the alleged protest, I strongly urge that they be promptly reported to the appropriate law-enforcement agencies for proper investigation and possible prosecution, as provided by our laws.

“I reject all insinuations and rumours linking me or my supporters to the purported protest. I remain focused and steadfast in the pursuit of my governorship aspiration in a lawful and peaceful manner, upholding the principles of tolerance and justice.”

The governorship aspirant also stated that he had confidence in the discerning wisdom of members of the LP, Edo people, and indeed Nigerians to reject all forms of violence, propaganda, and deceit while stressing that united in diversity, a greater Edo state would be built.

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