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Tinubu’s “Manifesto” Reemerges Online

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A viral document claiming to be the “manifesto” of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress has resumed trending online, just two months after the Tinubu Campaign Organization distanced itself from it.

When asked about the information being sold online, TCO Director of Media and Communication Bayo Onanuga revealed that it was only a draft of potential policies Tinubu would pursue if elected in February 2023.

The “fake” 28-page manifesto, titled “My Vision for Nigeria,” was written by Babatunde Ogala, legal director of the Tinubu Campaign Organization, and Olufemi Pedro, a former deputy governor of Lagos State. It discussed enhancing security and generating hundreds of thousands of new jobs.

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It also emphasizes how Tinubu will make Nigeria into an admirable nation with “a powerful economy,” justice, peace, and prosperity for everybody.

Onanuga, who spoke with our correspondent on Tuesday, verified that the APC presidential candidate’s unofficial campaign manifesto was what was being circulated mostly via WhatsApp and Facebook.

“We have stated that that is not our manifesto countless times. People are still disseminating Tinubu’s manifesto in the same same, viral format, he raged.

Babatunde Ogala, one of the claimed manifesto’s signatories, further revealed that the widely circulated document was really a collection of suggestions packaged by pals.

“It’s not Tinubu’s manifesto, but rather a collection of friends’ personal input,” he declared. What I don’t know is how it got reported on by the media.

When it is finally assembled and the candidate’s signature is the only thing on it, it becomes a manifesto.


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