Kogi state Governor Yahaya Bello has denied claims that he has withdrawn his support for the All Progressive Congress candidate Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
According to a newspaper publication, the Kogi state governor who contested the presidential primaries against Tinubu was alleged to have pulled out his support for the APC flagbearer.
The governor made a rare appearance on Channels TV to clarify himself and demanded he will take legal action if the publication is not retracted.
Bello said: “Let me further reassure millions of Nigerian youths and Nigerians, our followers and supporters across the world that I remain a very supportive, ardent supporter, mobilizer, campaigner, and driver of votes for our leader and president in the waiting Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the flag bearer of our great party the All Progressives Congress and my own brother, His Excellency Kashim Shettima.”
The National Youth Coordinator of the Tinubu/Shettima Campaign Council also asked the regulatory bodies in charge of journalism to punish those liable for spreading fake news.
Meanwhile, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, presidential flagbearer of the All Progressive Congress (APC), has urged religious leaders to preach fairness.
The APC aspirant emphasised that preaching fairness will promote unity among Nigerians ahead of the forthcoming general elections.