Asiwaju Bola Tinubu denies plans to dump the APC because of the attack on leaders of the party in Ogun – Tinubu claims that the PDP gave a false meaning to the video showing him throwing a flag to Oshiomhole.
The former governor condemns the incident in Ogun state describing it as disrespect to the office of the president A national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress National (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has denied insinuations that he planned to leave the party as a result of the incident that occurred at the presidential rally in Ogun state on Monday, February 11. Tinubu said he remains “gidigba” in the governing party.
The former Lagos governor was seen in a video throwing the party’s flag after the crowd that attended the presidential rally pelted its leaders with various objects.
While reports claim that Tinubu threw the flag out of anger, the APC leader explained that he threw it to the national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, to give to the party’s governorship candidate in the state, Prince Dapo Abiodun.
A statement late Tuesday, February 12, by his special adviser, media, Tunde Rahman, the APC leader denied throwing away the party’s flag as being insinuated by PDP. “If you want to fault Asiwaju for anything in this matter, your critique can only be limited to the accuracy of his toss. Any attempt to enlarge the episode beyond this is fiction and mischief writ large,” he clarified in the statement.
The politician agreed that an incident did actually occur at the Ogun state APC rally, but added that it was not the way the PDP made the story look. “The true incident that should be reported and condemned is that people who furtively oppose the party and the president tried to infiltrate and disrupt this rally.
Asiwaju Tinubu spotted one within his reach. He picked it up and attempted to toss it to chairman Oshiomhole so that the chairman could present it to the party’s gubernatorial candidate Prince Dapo Abiodun.
If you want to fault Asiwaju for anything in this matter, your critique can only be limited to the accuracy of his toss. Any attempt to enlarge the episode beyond this is fiction and mischief writ large.
“As the national leader, Asiwaju Tinubu is thoroughly faithful and committed to the APC. It is unthinkable that he would leave the party. Moreover, there is no reason for him to do so. He has been hard at work for the victory of the APC and all of its candidates in the upcoming election.