Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, a national leader of APC
The Media Office of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has decried what it described as foul media reports against the former governor of Lagos State.
A statement signed by Tinubu’s media aide, Sunday Dare, Tuesday, strongly condemned the orchestrated media attacks on the APC leader, saying the attacks were designed to drive a wedge between Tinubu and President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to the statement, “In the last 6 weeks, the Tinubu Media Office has monitored the stream of false, distorted media accounts written against Bola Ahmed Tinubu. We have learned that there is a concerted, willful campaign tagged, ‘Destroy the reputation of Tinubu and his relationship with Buhari’. As part of this ugly plot to cultivate the worst of lies against the national leader of the APC, several blogs and online sites recruited to launch this smear campaign have manufactured stories to advance this sinister plan to taint the public mind with gross lies disguised as news reports and interviews.
“This campaign, now in full and desperate swing, involves a blatant violation of the minimal standards of journalism and social media ethics. Without conscience or any hint of a sense of morality, they lie in the most outlandish fashion by attributing statements to Tinubu which he never made. They concoct interviews that were never given and assert positions that he would never hold or endorse. They go about putting words in his mouth, contending that he was in places that he never was, and reporting falsely his movements and meetings.
“They recently have trespassed another boundary of proper behavior by engaging in cloning letterhead of the Tinubu Media Office and issue their libelous statements under such letterhead. This filth is now being circulated in the social media …Read More
Source:: PM Newspaper