JUST IN: Tinubu disowns viral statement on Bode George going on exile

The President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Wednesday said he did not issue any recent statement on Chief Bode George, a leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that according to a statement by Bayo Onanuga, the Director of Media and Publicity of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), the viral statement doing the rounds on social media, purportedly signed by the incoming president, is fake.

This newspaper recalls that the post claimed that Tinubu wrote George on his earlier threat to go on an exile. The two politicians are arch-rivals.

“It will not be a thing of happiness for me that my emergence as President-elect will herald your departure from public life in Lagos and Nigeria.

“I, therefore, urge you to shelve all thoughts of self-exile and political retirement,” Tinubu had allegedly said.

But Onanuga’s statement has nullified the viral post.

“The President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu did not issue any statement on Chief Bode George. The viral statement in circulation purportedly signed by him is fake,” Onanuga said.

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