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Tinubu denies describing Buhari as a religious bigot and an agent of destabilization

Tinubu denies describing Buhari as a religious bigot and an agent of destabilization

National leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu says he is not responsible for a viral quote describing President Muhammadu Buhari as a religious bigot and an agent of destabilisation.

According to the content being shared across social media platforms, in 2003, Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos was said to have described Buhari as an agent of destabilization, ethnic bigot, and religious fanatic”.

At the time, Tinubu, who was seeking a re-election as governor of Lagos, ran under the platform of Alliance for Democracy and won.

But in a statement today, Tinubu’s media adviser, Tunde Rahman said the quote is fictitious, describing it as “the handiwork of merchants of hate and fake news”.

He said the former governor never made such statement about Buhari, appealing to the public to ignore it.

Rahman challenged those behind it to mention where Tinubu made the remark.

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