- The APC presidential campaign council has denied apologising to the former Cross River governor for mistakenly using his photo in a Tinubu documentary
- Bayo Onanuga, the director of Media and Publicity of the Council, said he did not authorise the purported statement regarding the apology
- Onanuga urged the media and members of the public to disregard the statement as a fake news designed to create confusion and mislead the public
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FCT, Abuja - The Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied apologizing to the former Governor of Cross Rivers state, Donald Duke, for an error in the use of his picture in a documentary on the party's flagbearer, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
In a statement sent to Legit.ng on Monday, November 28, the director of Media and Publicity of the Council, Bayo Onanuga, said that a purported apology statement currently in circulation credited to him did not originate from him.
Our attention has been drawn to a press statement currently in circulation credited to the Director of Media and Publicity, Mr. Bayo Onanuga.
In the said statement, Mr. Onanuga was reported to have apologised to Mr. Donald Duke for an error in the use of his picture in a documentary on Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
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"We want to categorically state that the Directorate of Media and Publicity of the APC Presidential Campaign Council did not authorise the said statement and Mr. Onanuga didn't issue any statement on behalf of the campaign council and our principal, Asiwaju Tinubu today.
"We urge the media and members of the public to disregard the statement as a fake news designed to create confusion and mislead the public," the statement read.
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Igbokwe used the photo to berate Tinubu's detractors, whom he said are looking for all means to bring down the former Lagos governor.
The southeasterner noted on Facebook on Wednesday, November 23, that some persons even went as far as saying that Tinubu looked like former Governor Donald Duke of Cross River when he was much younger.