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Tinubu’s Campaign Denies Issuing Apology Statement To Donald Duke Over Use Of His Photo

On Tuesday, 29th November, the All Progressives Congress Campaign Council, issued a statement saying it never issued a statement of apology to a former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, over the use of his photograph in a documentary on the party’s presidential flagbearer, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

The documentary “Bola Tinubu and His Political Journey,” which uses a picture of the former governor of Cross River to show Tinubu when he was young, has subsequently sparked a significant amount of controversy on social media.

According to a statement that appeared on some media platforms, Bayo Onanuga, one of the PCC’s spokespersons, had apologised to Mr. Duke on behalf of the campaign.

However, Mr. Onanuga, in a statement on Tuesday, dismissed reports, noting that the campaign did not issue any apology to Mr. Duke.

Onanuga explained that no member of the Tinubu campaign media directorate authorised the said apology on behalf of the former Lagos State governor.

His words, “Our attention has been drawn to a press statement currently in circulation credited to the Director of Media and Publicity, Mr. Bayo Onanuga.”

“In the said statement, Mr. Onanuga was reported to have apologised to Mr. Donald Duke for an error in the use of his picture in a documentary on Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.”

“We want to categorically state that the Directorate of Media and Publicity of the APC Presidential Campaign Council did not authorise the said statement and Mr. Onanuga didn’t issue any statement on behalf of the campaign council and our principal, Asiwaju Tinubu today.”

“We urge the media and members of the public to disregard the statement as fake news designed to create confusion and mislead the public.”

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