The presidential campaign council of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has debunked the story that the President-Elect, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu had a secret meeting with the chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayode Ariwoola in the United Kingdom.
The campaign council was reacting to reports that the CJN disguised as someone incapacitated to meet with Tinubu.
But the APC PCC’s Director of Media and Publicity, Bayo Onanuga, dismissed the reports as “fake, misleading and malicious.”
He said, “Our attention has been drawn to the grossly fake, misleading and malicious story about the Chief Justice of Nigeria Olukayode Ariwoola disguising to meet President-elect Bola Tinubu in London.
“The story was 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 Tinubu.
“We refute emphatically that there has been no clandestine meeting between the President-elect and the respected Chief Justice of our country, any where. It’s pure fabricated news, groundless in fact and authenticity.”
Onanuga said to show that the story was a mere fiction, the report claimed the CJN left Nigeria for London on March 11, on a wheelchair to board a plane to meet Tinubu in the UK.
He, however, said Tinubu left Nigeria on March 21, 10 days thereafter.
Onanuga added, “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.”