The All Progressives Congress in Rivers State, has denied online reports that its leader, Chibuike Amaechi called President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu a drug baron.
Publicity Secretary of the party, Darlington Nwauju in a statement said the report is the handiwork of those he described as “fifth columnists” who not wish the former governor well.
He warned those behind the report to desist from it, and called on security operatives to go after such persons.
Part of his statement reads,
We have uncovered a hatchet job carried out by a faceless online medium crediting our leader, the former Transport Minister, Mr Amaechi, with comments questioning the role of the APC and INEC over the screening/qualification of the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“We make it abundantly clear that at no time did our leader make such demonic comments whether in private or public to query the qualifications of the President-elect or linking him to drug trafficking within or outside Nigeria.
”We wish to warn these purveyors of fake news of the dire consequences of flying such wicked and unfounded rumours. We invite security agencies to go after these elements of hate and divisiveness, in order to sanitize the noble journalism profession,” he