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General News of Tuesday, 13 September 2022

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2023 Presidency: Tinubu withdrawing from race on health grounds? - Buhari's minister opens up

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council has said the party’s candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu is not withdrawing from the 2023 race on health grounds.

The council accused supporters of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, of posting on social media that Tinubu would quit the presidential race because of his health.

The campaign council also asked Obi to quit the presidential race if he has nothing to tell Nigerians, Daily Trust reported.

Legit.ng notes that the council reacted after Obi in a viral video alleged that a group rooting for Tinubu forewarned the Yorubas that a vote for the LP presidential candidate would be a vote for a seaport in south-south and southeast.

However, reacting in a statement on Monday, September 12, the director, media and public affairs and official spokesperson, APC Presidential Campaign Council, Festus Keyamo (SAN) said Obi deliberately concocted the message and circulated the video himself in order to come across as a victim of some kind of ethnic agenda.

Keyamo who is also the minister of state for Labour said: “We challenge Mr Peter Obi to reveal the source and name(s) behind that nebulous Whatsapp message.

“We wish to state that it is obvious Mr Peter Obi deliberately concocted that message and circulated that offensive video himself as a campaign strategy in order to come across as a victim of some kind of ethnic agenda, whereas in truth, he is the real agent provocateur of an ethnic agenda.

“We also wish to use this medium to debunk the false and misleading posts on various social media handles of supporters of Mr Peter Obi that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is withdrawing from the race on health grounds.”

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