The All Progressive Congress, APC has described a video purportedly showing its presidential candidate throwing naira notes to people on his way to the campaign ground in Lagos on Tuesday as fictional.
The party said the video was being circulated by opposition party members who were shocked by large turnout of people at its grand finale of its presidential campaign rally held at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos on Tuesday.
The party, in a statement by its Lagos spokesperson, Seye Oladejo, said this in a statement that the video is part of the ongoing well-oiled campaign of calumny to project Tinubu in bad lights ahead of the February 25 presidential election.
He said: “In a currently trending post, the orchestrated report purports that Asiwaju Tinubu threw wads of bank notes to a cheering crowd at Oshodi as his motorcade rode past from Lagos airport enroute Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.
“It is nothing but a lie from the pit of hell.
“It is part of an ongoing well-oiled campaign of calumny in a compromised section of the media to project Asiwaju in bad lights at a time millions of Nigeria are unable to access their hard-earned cash deposited in the banks.
“Asiwaju has championed the cause of long-suffering Nigerians that they be allowed to spend old bank notes pending when CBN is able to make adequate new bank notes available.
“Where will Asiwaju have seen new notes to be throwing on Lagos highways?”
The spokesman said that the party would have ignored the report but chose to issue the statement for the sake of those who might be deceived by the report.
According to him, a closer look at a short video attached to the referenced report will reveal that two APC leaders are the ones actually throwing branded APC fez caps and leaflets to the cheering crowd,
” It is certainly not Naira notes.
“We urge our supporters and all right-thinking Nigerians to remain calm and vote Asiwaju Tinubu and all APC candidates on Saturday, Feb. 25,” Oladejo said.
Prestige News Online reports that the ruling APC on Tuesday held its final rally in Lagos.
The rally was attended by the party’s bigwigs including President Muhammadu Buhari.