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Tinubu had no secret meeting with CJN — Spokesman

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Mr Bola Tinubu

The APC Presidential Campaign Council has denied media reports of a secret meeting between president-elect, Bola Tinubu and Chief Justice of Nigeria, Olukayode Ariwoola.

A statement issued Thursday night by Bayo Onanuga, Director of Media and Publicity of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, dismissed the report as fake and a “pure concoction from the hallucinating minds of hatchet men bent on creating doubts and public distrust about the legitimacy of our recent election, which was won by Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.”

“We refute emphatically that there has been no clandestine meeting between the President-elect and the respected Chief Justice of our country, anywhere. It’s pure fabricated news, groundless in fact and authenticity.”

The statement read in part: “The President elect left Nigeria on 21 March, 10 clear days thereafter. What kind of appointment or secret meeting will the two men have arranged in London, with so wide disparate arrival dates, except in the imagination of the false news merchants?

“We can confirm that the President-elect, who left Nigeria Tuesday, has not been in London.

“He is right now in France to have a deserved rest, after a hectic campaign that began in January 2022.

“He will go to London thereafter before proceeding to Mecca for the lesser Hajj.

“As we move towards inauguration on 29 May 2023, Nigerians should expect more false and salacious news from a section of the Nigerian media, on the payroll of the opposition.

“We urge the media once again to cross check their information from the President-elect media office before rushing to press.”


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