National leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has denied having anything to do with the governorship election in Sokoto State.
The former Lagos State governor, who said this while reacting to a newspaper advertorial on Friday accusing him of conniving with the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, to rig the rerun election in favour of the APC candidate, said that the falsehood was being sponsored by members of the Peoples Democratic Party yet to recover from the loss suffered during the general elections.
A statement signed by his media aide, Tunde Rahman, said, “An advertorial, placed by a shadowy organisation calling itself the Sokoto State Coalition of the PDP Supporters and placed in the March 21, 2019 edition of Daily Trust is baseless.
“Titled, “Inconclusive gubernatorial election: Sokoto people warn Tinubu, Oshiomhole, Yari, Bagudu and others”, the advert falsely alleges that Asiwaju along with the others met the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, in order to influence the Sokoto State gubernatorial rerun election in favour of the APC.
“These allegations by a contrived PDP organ are desperate untruths without a basis in fact. It is a matter of public record that Asiwaju has always been at the forefront of the struggle for electoral reform.
“His only tools for influencing elections are his moral authority, his skills as a veteran politician, and his dedication to campaigning and mobilising his own party members. This allegation is entirely in line with the delusional reactions of PDP to their devastating loss in the presidential elections.”