Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, afFormer governor of Lagos state, has debunked reports that he publicly condemned the policies and performance of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Tinubu, in a statement signed by his spokesperson, Sunday Dare, stated that he had no rift with the President.
Dare revealed that over the weekend, he received emails and text messages from over 80 people.
“They were angry that some people would just manipulate and fabricate stories and go ahead to publish lies and absolute nonsense.
“All I could do was to calm them down. In the social media age, any knucklehead can publish or turn fact on its head. But we know this recent one is again coming from the stable of people who have sworn to destroy the relationship between President Buhari and Asiwaju Tinubu. Already, they have failed.
“The fact is this: Sam Omatseye, who is the chairman, editorial board of The Nation, is a journalist of repute and a powerful and independent mind, who needs no prodding before he writes. He has been running a weekly Monday column since the paper’s inception and cannot and does not speak for Asiwaju Tinubu. His Monday 30th May column, titled ‘When the bell rings twice’ is entirely an analysis by him, penned and signed by him,” Dare said.