The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola has reacted to the alleged attack on the person of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.
We understands that a set of individuals keeps promoting a narrative that Aregbesola is attacking the APC flag bearer.
However, reacting to the report on social media via a statement titled the ‘Jittery Politicians Scared of Full Reconciliation’ by his media adviser, Sola Fasure on Wednesday, the Minister insisted that it was a creation of those bent on causing disaffection between him and Tinubu.
Aregbesola lamented that those responsible for the fake news were trying to frustrate the reconciliation efforts between him and Tinubu championed by notable individuals and other key stakeholders.
According to the statement, “The attention of The Media Office of the Minister of Interior has been drawn to social media news ascribing false statements to Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, as concerns an attack on the person of the presidential candidate of our Party, The All Progressives Congress , Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. This is FAKE news and simply not True.
“We are observing a sinister and coordinated effort to frustrate the reconciliatory moves being championed by notable stakeholders within and beyond our party to rally all necessary factors for the success of our Party at the February 2023 Presidential Election.
“Just last week, jittery politicians who are authors of this malicious manuscript, paid a handful of rent-a-crowd comedians to react to a non-existent ‘attack’ and regurgitate the storyline again, with the intention to frustrate a series of reconciliation steps for their selfish interest.
“The social media news making the rounds is targeted at maligning the person of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola as concerns an alleged attack on the person of the presidential candidate of our Party, The All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. This is FAKE news and simply not True.
“We urge well-meaning Nigerians to be wary of the evil machinations of this cult of fifth columnists, whose sole business is to cause dissatisfaction, manufacture distractions and sow seeds of doubt.”
The statement further said the Minister is focused on his current ministerial duties and ensuring his party, the APC emerges victorious at the Presidential election in February 2023.