The presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has debunked reports alleging that he demanded N50 billion monthly from the former Lagos State Governor, Ambode.
It was alleged that the one-term governor Ambode was asked to pay N50bn to Ahmed Tinubu, the APC presidential candidate when he was in office in 2015.
According to online reports, Ambode’s inability to secure the APC second-term governorship ticket in 2018 was his refusal to remit the said amount to Asiawaju.
Reacting to the report on Tuesday, a statement by the Director, Media and Communications for Tinubu Campaign Organisation(TCO), Bayo Onanuga said Tinubu could not have made such a demand.
“The spuriousness of the statement is in the evidence that Lagos did not begin to clock N50 billion revenue until after Ambode left office.
“Tinubu could not have demanded a billion monthly payment from Ambode when the state government didn’t make such in a month throughout the tenure of Ambode”, the statement added.
The statement revealed that the site where some of the fake news emanated from has been identified as World of News with the URL as world news.
Onanuga, “A content analysis of the site clearly showed that it is a Biafra news platform.”