Campaign Organization for Tinubu Disowns Viral Manifesto

campaign organization for tinubu disowns viral manifesto
campaign organization for tinubu disowns viral manifesto

The campaign organisation of All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has distanced itself from a viral document purported to represent his manifesto.

Last week, the document became popular on social media.

In a statement released on Sunday, Tinubu Campaign Organisation spokesman Bayo Onanuga characterised the document as fraudulent.

“The Tinubu Campaign Organisation’s attention has been attracted to a paper that purports to be the manifesto of the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

“The text is currently being disseminated via social media channels under his name, despite the TCO alerting editors that it is only a draught proposal and proposals for the agenda he should undertake if elected in February 2023. A manifesto is a more serious document.

“The TCO officially disassociates Asiwaju Tinubu from this text.”

Onanuga stated that Tinubu, in conjunction with the party, professionals in numerous disciplines, and a broad cross-section of the population, is drafting a comprehensive manifesto to be presented to Nigerians.

While conceding that the manifesto in circulation was drafted by key allies of the APC presidential candidate, Onanuga characterised the document as a private project that Tinubu has not personally endorsed and accepted.

“I wish to clarify that the manifesto circulating on social media platforms and already published by a portion of the mainstream media is not the official manifesto of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and the All Progressives Congress for the 2023 general election.”

“While our presidential candidate respects the spirit and efforts of his associates who developed the paper circulating primarily on WhatsApp, we want to make it clear that the document is unofficial and Tinubu cannot be held accountable for any of the concerns it raises.”

“The Presidential candidate and the APC are now working on a comprehensive manifesto that would instil Nigerians with confidence. When Tinubu’s official policy document is complete, it will be properly given to Nigerians, and our candidate will be able to defend every word it contains.

“We appreciate the interest and passion of Nigerians in learning about the policies and programmes Asiwaju Tinubu will pursue if elected. He is a tested and experienced leader who will bring his knowledge and expertise to administer a government that meets the aspirations and desires of our people in every sector, according to the statement.

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