ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – Bayo Onanuga, spokesperson for the Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s presidential campaign, has denied that his principal met with the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Olukayode Ariwoola, in London.
Reports had surfaced on the internet that Justice Ariwoola ‘disguised’ himself on a wheelchair to fly out of Nigeria to meet with the President-elect, Tinubu in the UK.
In a statement released on Thursday, Onanuga claimed the story was “a pure concoction” from hatchet men.
He explained also that Tinubu was still in France resting and has not been to the UK yet.
“To show that the story was a mere salacious fiction, meant to draw traffic to the discredited purveyor, it claimed the Chief Justice left Nigeria for London on 11 March, on a wheelchair to board a plane.
“The President-elect left Nigeria on 21 March, 10 clear days thereafter. What kind of appointment or secret meeting will the two men have arranged in London, with so wide disparate arrival dates, except in the imagination of the false news merchants?
“We can confirm that the President-elect, who left Nigeria on Tuesday has not been in London,” the statement read in part.
Onanuga further warned Nigerians and the media to be wary of more fake news as the countdown to the presidential inauguration on 29 May continues.