The National Leader of the All Progressive Congress, Senator Bola Tinubu, has dismissed insinuation that he flung the party’s flag in anger at its rancorous presidential rally in Abeokuta, the Ogun State.
Tinubu was caught on camera flinging the flag during the rally that ended abruptly on account of violence that erupted as a result of the factions in the party occasioned by its primary.
His action set tongues wagging with suggestion that he was angered by Gov. Ibikunle Amosun’s act at the rally.
In a rebuttal, the former Lagos governor through his media aide, Tunde Rahman, set the record straight.
“If the issue of the flag has become the hotspot of the PDP campaign, then they are in serious trouble.
“During that portion of the Ogun rally, the National Chairman and others were looking for a party flag. ”I spotted one within my reach. I picked it up and attempted to toss it to the National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole so that the Chairman can present it to the party’s gubernatorial candidate, Prince Dapo Abiodun.
“If you want to fault me for anything in this matter, your critique can only be limited to the accuracy of my toss.
“Any attempt to enlarge the episode beyond this is fiction and mischief writ large, ” he said. Tinubu said he was committed to the party and had been hard at work for the victory of the APC and all of its candidates in the upcoming elections,” he said.