The All Progressives Congress Campaign Council, on Tuesday, said it never issued a statement of apology to a former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, over the use of his photograph in a documentary on the party’s presidential flagbearer, Bola Tinubu.
Earlier, it was reported that a statement that was published purportedly by Bayo Onanuga, a spokesperson for the APC Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), said that the campaign had apologized to Duke.
However, in a statement on Monday, Onanuga dismissed the aforesaid reports, noting that the campaign did not issue any apology to Mr Duke.
Onanuga explained that no member of the Tinubu campaign media directorate authorised the said apology on behalf of the Presidential Candidate.
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His words, “Our attention has been drawn to a press statement currently in circulation credited to the Director of Media and Publicity, Mr. Bayo Onanuga.
“In the said statement, Mr. Onanuga was reported to have apologised to Mr. Donald Duke for an error in the use of his picture in a documentary on Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“We want to categorically state that the Directorate of Media and Publicity of the APC Presidential Campaign Council did not authorise the said statement and Mr. Onanuga didn’t issue any statement on behalf of the campaign council and our principal, Asiwaju Tinubu today.
“We urge the media and members of the public to disregard the statement as a fake news designed to create confusion and mislead the public.”