Tinubu refutes alleged comment on Buhari, defecting PDP members


National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, yesterday refuted a report in an online platform, Newswire, alleging that he flayed the defection of some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members to APC.

He described the report as a figment of the imagination of the platform’s reporter and a plot to cause disaffection within the ranks of the APC.

The report had quoted the APC leader as saying that the mass defection of the PDP members to APC might have grave consequences on President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.

Tinubu observed that Newswire and a section of the social media were being used by the PDP for a concerted campaign against his person.

He recalled, for instance, a recent report by that section of the social media linking him with the decision of The Nation newspaper to return the N9 million it got through the Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN) as compensation for the disruption of its operations by security agents last year.

The APC leader wondered why he would be linked with the return of the said sum when he is not involved in the running of the newspaper and did not know about NPAN’s decision to ask for compensation.


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