Rumour about Yakubu Dogara of secretly plotting with Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to run for the presidency on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has drawn the reaction of the former Speaker of House of Representatives.
Report making the rounds claimed Dogara, who recently returned to the APC from the Peoples Democratic Party. PDP, is in an alliance with Tinubu to be the running mate of the ex-Lagos governor, who is rumoured to have his eyes on becoming President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor come 2023.
Reacting through his media aide, Turaki Hassan, the ex-federal lawmaker denied the said plot in a statement he released.
It partly read: “It has come to our notice that stories and images are being circulated on social media to the effect that His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara is running for the office of the Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Sen. Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for President in 2023.
“Our initial decision was to ignore them since they are utterly baseless, but it appears that the promoters of this fallacy are unrelenting in spreading the falsehood and have now succeeded in making it sound believable to the extent that even some conventional and ‘credible’ media platforms are beginning to take it up.
“In order to stop the further spread of this deliberate mischief, whose objective is yet to be ascertained, the public is hereby advised to disregard and totally discountenance the purported story and pictures for what they are – the handiwork of mischief makers.”