APC Presidential Campaign Council Debunks Rumours To Relocate Federal Capital

By: Aanya Igomu, Abuja 

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The Presidential Campaign Council of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) debunks stories in the media that its Presidential Candidate Mr. Bola Tinubu, intends to relocate the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT) from Abuja to Lagos if elected.

The Campaign Council denied the story in a statement by its Director of Media and Publicity, Bayo Onanuga.

While explaining that Mr. Tinubu has no such plans, the Campaign Council added that he would not do anything “ultra-unconstitutional”

The Council described the story as rumours spread by the opposition aimed at assassinating the character of the APC Presidential Candidate.

“The All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council hereby alerts Nigerians about the latest insidious campaign in some parts of the country against our candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

“In one of the falsehoods being circulated, especially in the North West of the country, Tinubu is said to harbour plans to relocate the Federal Capital from Abuja to Lagos on succeeding President Muhammadu Buhari from 29th May 2023. 

“We are shocked that some people could contrive such an egregious lie, all in the name of politics, to confuse our burgeoning support base in that part of the country. 

“Let us say with emphasis, that Asiwaju does not contemplate any such plan and will not do anything that is so ultra-unconstitutional” The statement reads.

The council also noted that the same purveyors of falsehood have also distorted the commercialisation of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited by the APC government of President Muhammadu Buhari.

“The truth is that President Buhari has not privatised NNPC as planned by the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. Buhari has instead made it a commercial entity, owned by all the tiers of government, in line with the Petroleum Industry Act. 

“In due course, the company will be in a position to declare and share dividends to all its owners, the way Aramco of Saudi Arabia and Petrobas of Brazil do. 

“As the destined successor of President Buhari, Asiwaju Tinubu will continue the policy of the Buhari administration. Unlike Atiku, Tinubu has no plan to sell NNPC to his friends or cronies” the statement reads.

 

 

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