Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has distanced himself from a 2023 campaign manifesto circulating online.
Tinubu stated that the circulating text was not his 2023 campaign manifesto and that he did not endorse it.
He said that the document was just a draft plan with ideas for programs he should undertake if elected President.
Tinubu’s denial was contained in a statement signed by Bayo Onanuga, the Tinubu Campaign Organization’s Director of Media and Communications, on Sunday.
He promised that his manifesto would be more serious than the one now being circulated.
Tinubu stated that when his manifesto is complete, he will deliver it to Nigerians.
The statement reads partly: “I want to place it on record that the manifesto being circulated via social media platforms and already published by a section of the mainstream media is not the official manifesto of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and APC for the 2023 general elections.
“We want to clearly state that the document is an unofficial document and Tinubu cannot be held accountable on any of the issues raised in the document.
“The presidential candidate and APC are currently working on an all-embracing manifesto that will inspire the confidence of Nigerians.
“When the official policy document of Tinubu is ready, it will be formally presented to Nigerians and our candidate will be in a position to defend every word that will be contained therein.”
Tinubu was announced as the APC presidential candidate last week after winning the party’s primary poll by a landslide.