The Director of Media and Publicity, APC Presidential Campaign Council, Bayo Onanuga, has blamed “rabid followers” of Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi for forging a photo of APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and United States President, Joe Biden.
Onanuga spoke in a statement on Tuesday evening.
A photo had circulated earlier in the day purportedly showing Tinubu sitting with Biden in a discussion in a room in the White House.
However, the APC presidential campaign council said that Tinubu was in Abuja on Tuesday and has no plans of travelling abroad until December 4.
Onanuga’s statement read, “A viral photograph showing Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and U.S. President Joe Biden in talks at the White House is the latest in the series of misinformation being dished out by the political opposition.
“We cannot just fathom the purpose of the mischief and the falsehood, which emanated from the rabid followers of Peter Obi.
“The apparently photo-shopped image surfaced Tuesday night, on the heels of news that Asiwaju will embark on a foreign trip this weekend.
“Although America was listed among his destinations, according to an unofficial report that was widely shared, we can confirm that the APC presidential candidate was in Abuja all through Tuesday. He was in Abuja on Monday as well, and has no need to surreptitiously leave Nigeria, like some candidates do.
“Tinubu will be travelling to Bayelsa for a rally on Thursday, according to the party’s campaign programme.
“He is not scheduled to travel outside the country until the weekend for speaking engagements.
“His first port of call will be Chatham House in London, where he will speak on his Action Plan for Nigeria.”