The All Progressives Congress (APC) have dismissed reports claiming their presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu threw money at the crowd during his campaign in Lagos.
The former Lagos state governor toured the state for the grand finale before election on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, as he was met with thousands of supporters.
Tinubu’s spokesman Seye Oladejo representing the Lagos APC said that claims accusing the party of throwing of cash to people is “nothing but a lie from the pit of hell.”
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Oladejo added that the report was sponsored by “frustrated political opponents”.
“In a currently trending post, the orchestrated report purports that Asiwaju Tinubu threw wads of bank-notes to cheering crowd at Oshodi as his motorcade rode past from Lagos airport en route Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.”
The Lagos state chapter of the APC added that the report was “part of an ongoing well-oiled campaign of calumny in a compromised section of the media to project Asiwaju in bad lights at a time millions of Nigeria are unable to access their hard-earned cash deposited in the banks.”
The statement continued: “Asiwaju has championed the cause of long-suffering Nigerians that they be allowed to spend old bank notes pending when CBN is able to make adequate bank notes available. So, where will Asiwaju have seen new notes to be throwing on Lagos highways?
“Ordinarily, we would have ignored this infantile lie given its provenance (one of the cheap bloggers hired by political opponents now traumatised by APC’ imminent victory on February 25). But we chose to make this brief statement for the sake of the gullible who might be deceived by such cheap spin.
“A closer look at the accompanying short video (attached to the referenced fake report) will clearly reveal that two APC leaders are the ones actually throwing branded APC fez caps and leaflets to cheering crowd. Certainly not Naira notes.”