The All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied reports that its Presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari was stoned in Lagos.
Former Lagos State Governorship aspirant, Musiliu Obanikoro had condemned the purported stoning of Buhari via Twitter yesterday, January 30, suggesting that the APC candidate had been so attacked.
However the party said, via a statement released by its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, that Obanikoro was only trying to impress President Goodluck Jonathan who has nominated him for a ministerial position.
The statement reads:
''Not once was he pelted with stone during the almost two-hour ride. It is obvious that those who were paid by Mr. Obanikoro to stone the General failed to deliver. We therefore urge him to seek a refund of whatever money he paid to his hired hands to pelt Gen. Buhari with stones.”
“Gen. Buhari and other top leaders of the APC rode in an open bus from the Palace of the Oba of Lagos to the Teslim Balogun Stadium venue of the rally, to great cheers from Lagosians who lined the route.
“Obanikoro’s statement on an imaginary attack on Gen. Buhari in Lagos must be his own way of saying ‘thank you’ to his masters for nominating him as minister on Friday, as his reward for ceding the governorship ticket he claimed to have won to Jimi Agbaje.”
Jonathan submitted Obanikoro’s name to the Senate for approval on Friday, January 31.