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Naira Redesign: Tinubu Only Called For Calm, He Never Asked Governors To Disregard President Buhari-APC-PCC



The All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council (APC-PCC) has denied a media report alleging that it’s Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu asked state governors to disregard President Muhammadu Buhari over the issues relating to the naira redesign.

Bayo Onanuga, the Director, Media & Publicity of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, said in a statement, which he personally signed, dated
February 17, 2023, that the report was fake.

“Our attention has been drawn to a fake viral news published by the Peoples Gazette, claiming Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the APC presidential candidate has asked APC governors to ignore President Muhammadu Buhari’s broadcast and enforce the Supreme Court ruling on the recirculation of old Naira notes.

“The publication by the platform is fake.

“Tinubu never issued such an order. Mr Dele Alake, the APC-PCC Adviser on Media and Communications never issued such advisory on behalf of Asiwaju Tinubu.

“The message quoted by Peoples Gazette was being randomly shared on WhatsApp. Mr Alake was not the author,” the statement read.

Onanuga stressed that “Asiwaju Tinubu has been known, since the currency swap crisis started, to call for calm as the authorities try to find out a solution to the currency crisis. He has offered a six-point suggestion to lessen the anguish our people are facing in trying to get money from the banks.x

While stating that “Tinubu has also held several meetings with President Buhari, his leader over the matter,” he said that “it is thus inconceivable and unthinkable that he would instruct APC governors to disregard President Muhammadu Buhari’s order on the currency matter.”

“Governors who have so far declared this line of action said clearly that they were acting on the ruling of the Supreme Court, the highest court in the land.

“Asiwaju has had no influence in this decision.

“Journalists, unless acting on the dictates of political opponents or prosecuting some agenda, should endeavour to confirm authorship of their materials from the Media and Publicity Directorate of the campaign. They can also seek confirmation from the Tinubu Media Office or Mr. Alake .

“The Gazette should recant the story with immediate effect,” the statement read.

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