Minister of State for Labor and Employment and spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council, Mr. Festus Keyamo, has dismissed reports that the party’s presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, said he was not doing live television interviews like his main opponents because he “is contesting for Nigerian President, not media president.”
Following the report, the social media was awash with comments that the APC presidential flag bearer was shying away from live interviews because of ill-health and incapacitation.
Dismissing the report as fake news, Keyamo, who spoke with Vanguard, said Tinubu was not shying away from live interviews.
“Campaigns have not started. The nation will hear from him again and again and again,” he said.
Corroborating what Keyamo said, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan, who is the deputy director, public affairs of the campaign council, said live interview is the strategy of Tinubu’s opponents and the strategy could not be foisted or forced on Tinubu.
“Tinubu is engaging in consultations. He is visiting and consulting many prominent Nigerians across the country. Yesterday (Sunday), he visited former Governor of Abia State, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, and his beloved mother in Abuja. He is engaging in consultation, consultation, and consultation and not noise making,” he said.