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Mega Rally: Lagos APC Debunks Media Report Alleging Tinubu Threw Naira Notes At Crowd



The Lagos State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied a media report alleging that it’s Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu threw naira notes at a crowd on his way to Teslim Balogun, Surulere, Lagos venue of the grand finale of the party’s presidential campaign.

In a statement dated February 21, 2023 issued on the matter, the Publicity Secretary of the party in the state, Hon. Seye Oladejo, stated that the report is “a lie from the pit of hell.”

The statement read in part; “Dazed by the phenomenal success of Lagos grand rally held today (February 21), frustrated political opponents have resorted to planting fictional story of Naira-throwing by our candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

“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 enroute Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.

“It is nothing but a lie from the pit of hell.

“It is 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. 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?”

Oladejo stressed that ordinarily, the party 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.”

He stressed that “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.

“We urge our supporters and all right-thinking Nigerians to remain calm and vote Asiwaju Tinubu and all APC candidates on Saturday, February 25.”

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