The National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congres, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu , on Wednesday , refuted rumours that he was in Kano and meddling in the state ’ s rescheduled elections.
Tinubu in a statement said he had not been in Kano at any point during the conduct of the elections.
A copy of the statement was made available to journalists in Lagos by Tinubu ’ s Media Adviser , Mr Tunde Rahman.
He said that the picture of himself and Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano that was circulating in the media was taken in 2018 when the governor visited Lagos .
According to him , 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 have 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 , ” he said .
Tinubu said that Kano had historically stood as a bastion of progressive politics .
According to him , Its brand of politics helped inspire the establishment of the APC .
“ 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 sai