President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has denied scribing an open letter to a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, Bode George.
A letter said to have been written by Tinubu to George, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been circulating on social media.
In the purported letter, the president-elect pleaded with the PDP chieftain not to leave the country following his victory in the presidential election.
“I hope you find it within yourself to stay and be a part of Nigeria’s hopeful future,” the letter in circulation reads.
“However, if you feel that you do not want to live in the new Nigeria, nobody, least of all me, can force you to remain here.”
In a statement on Wednesday, the media director of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council, Bayo Onanuga, said the letter is fake.
“The president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, did not issue any statement on Bode George,” the council’s media director said.
“The viral statement in circulation purportedly signed by him is FAKE.”
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