Onanuga blames opposition as photo of Tinubu, Biden surfaces

The spokesperson for the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bayo Onanuga, has said his principal, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, is not in the US and has not met with President Joe Biden.

This was after a photo went viral which showed Tinubu hold a meeting with Biden in the White House.

Reacting, Onanuga rubbishes the photo and described it as fake news and the handwork of the opposition.

He tweeted, “Fake photo alert: Tinubu in Abuja not in the United States: A viral photo of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and U.S. President Joe Biden in talks at the White House is the latest in the series of misinformation being dished out by the political opposition. It is fake.”

This comes days after the APC Presidential Campaign Council disclosed that Tinubu would soon embark on a tour of the US and Europe.

“The APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, will embark on foreign trips from December 4 to meet global leaders and pitch his presidential aspiration.

“The APC presidential candidate will travel to key western capitals from December 4 and is expected to return to Nigeria latest December 12 to continue his campaign rallies and stakeholders’ engagement.

“Tinubu and his delegation will be in London, United States, France and key European Union member states to share his vision and plans and to also solicit the support of the western powers for the democratic process that will usher in new administration in Nigeria from May 29, 2023.

“Tinubu hopes to succeed the APC-led admin of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). Since the party took over the leadership of the central government in Nigeria in 2015, this is the first time it will be organising an election where it hopes to transfer power to another candidate from its own fold.

“While in London, Tinubu according to campaign sources will address the Chatham House, the United Kingdom’s elite Foreign and Policy Think-tank institution where he will speak on security, economy and foreign policy on Monday December 5, 2022.

“Asiwaju Tinubu will embark on foreign trip to meet global leaders and influencers. Western powers are still very influential on elections in Africa and they have more than passing interest in Nigeria’s election as the largest economy in the continent and biggest black nation on earth. Asiwaju will use the opportunity of this trip to sell his agenda for national development and also solicit the support of the Western leaders for our transition programme,” the statement read.

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