Politics Tinubu Denies Meddling With Kano State Election
The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday refuted rumors that he was in Kano and meddling in the state’s rescheduled elections.
Tinubu in a statement made available to newsmen by his Media Adviser, Tunde Rahman, said he had not been in Kano at any point during the conduct of the elections.
He said that the picture of himself and Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano that was circulating in the media was taken in 2018 when the governor visited Lagos insisting that such rumours are harmful to the democracy Nigeria seeks to enshrine and goes against the progressive tradition that describes Kano’s politics.
“These desperate politicians stir resentment of others as a way to get the support of the people.
“They use lies and deception as their crutch, casting me as some type of one-man political invasion intending to unduly influence the governorship election.
“For the record, I’m not in Kano and I’ve not been in Kano at any point during the conduct of these elections.
“The picture that these liars are circulating is one that was taken last year when the governor visited Lagos.
“Regarding the people of Kano, I have nothing but the utmost respect and admiration.
“Kano has an enlightened electorate that will vote as they believe. I hope that they will disregard the lies and rumors about me and remain faithful to their progressive tradition.
“If the people do so, then they would have voted in their best interests and that is for the APC, the party of President Muhammadu Buhari,” he said.