Wednesday, February 13, 2019 7:21 pm
Mr Tunde Rahman, spokesperson to national leader of All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has narrated how some PDP women led by former spokesperson of Department of State Services, DSS cornered the former Lagos governor at Airport and begged him for a selfie which is now being used for blackmail by the opposition party. Tinubu’s picture with the PDP women leaders has gone viral and is now being used by PDP social media ‘warriors’ to indicate that the national leader of APC may be thinking of dumping his party ahead of Saturday’s presidential election.
While explaining the circumstances leading to Tinubu’s photograph with the PDP women, Rahman said, “Yesterday on our way to Abuja, APC Leader, Asiwaju Tinubu, bumped into some PDP stalwarts at the Private Terminal of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja.
“These people who included ex-DSS Spokesperson Marilyn Ogah sought for a selfie with Asiwaju. Because he knows Ogah well and because of his mature politics, he allowed what he thought was a seemingly innocuous request.
“Now, Marilyn Ogah and PDP elements have turned this noble gesture depicted in the photograph below into a propaganda machinery and an instrument of blackmail.
“They even want to place this photograph as an advertorial in Newspaper in their desperate attempt to smear Asiwaju and curry support. The photograph has been turned into an instrument of blackmail.
This is sad indeed.
“With the way she is using this photograph, Marilyn Ogah has sunken low. Many who were there saw how they forcefully demanded the photograph and Asiwaju obliged them even without his trademark cap. Please ignore their propaganda.
“There is nothing more to the photograph than an acceptance of a seeming harmless request for a photograph.”