UPDATE: APC Denies Apologizing To Donald Duke For Using His Photo To Represent Younger Tinubu
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The All Progressives Congress Campaign Council, on Tuesday morning, denied issuing 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 Tinubu.
The viral apology, which hit the online portals and social media platforms on Monday evening, sparked reactions, with some critics accusing the APC candidate of admitting to fraud.
But hours after it went viral, the camp of the APC presidential candidate dismissed the apology, which it labelled as “fake”.
In a statement signed by Onanuga, the campaign council said there was no iota of truth in the viral report.
Onanuga stated that no member of the Tinubu campaign media directorate authorised the said apology on behalf of the former Lagos State governor.
He said, “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.”