The presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has denied reports asserting that he requested N50 billion monthly from the former Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode during his administration.
INFOXCLUSIVE reports that Ambode who arose governor of the State in 2015, had just four years in office as his endeavor to secure a second tenure failed after he lost the APC primary election in 2018.
A report recently emerged online claiming that part of his inability to get the APC governorship ticket in 2018 was his refusal to give the disclosed sum to Asiwaju.
Denying the report on Tuesday, a statement by the Director, Media and Communications for Tinubu Campaign Organisation (TCO), Bayo Onanuga said Tinubu could never have made such a demand.
“The spuriousness of the statement is in the evidence that Lagos did not begin to clock N50 billion revenue until after Ambode left office.
“Tinubu could not have demanded a billion monthly payment from Ambode when the state government didn’t make such in a month throughout the tenure of Ambode”, the statement added.
The statement uncovered that the site where some of the fake news came from has been identified as World of News with URL as world news.
As per Onanuga, “A content analysis of the site clearly showed that it is a Biafra news platform”.
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