The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, has denied reports that he demanded N50 billion per month from former Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, during his administration.
A report recently circulated online alleging that Ambode was unable to secure the APC governorship ticket for a second term in 2018 due to his refusal to remit the N50 billion to Tinubu.
It was recalled that Ambode, who became governor of the state in 2015, served only four years before losing the APC primary election to incumbent governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in 2018.
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In a statement issued on Wednesday, the Director, Media and Communications for Tinubu Campaign Organisation(TCO), Bayo Onanuga said Tinubu could not have made such a demand when the state didn’t make the said amount monthly.
According to Onanuga, Lagos state started making N50 billion in revenue after the former governor left office.
He noted the site where some of the fake news emanated from has been identified as World of News with the URL as ‘world news’ adding that a content analysis shows it is a Biafra news platform.
The statement reads: “The spuriousness of the statement is in the evidence that Lagos did not begin to clock N50 billion revenue until after Ambode left office.
“Tinubu could not have demanded a billion monthly payment from Ambode when the state government didn’t make such in a month throughout the tenure of Ambode.”
“A content analysis of the site clearly showed that it is a Biafra news platform”.