The Lagos State Commissioner for Information, Gbenga Omotosho, has denied reports that a road in the state was shut down for three hours to receive APC Presidential flagbearer, Bola Tinubu, on Sunday, June 19.
Tinubu arrived Lagos for the first time since he secured the presidential ticket under the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and was received by a tumultuous crowd and a long convoy.
However, a Nigerian man in a video shared online alleged that roads were blocked for three hours by the Lagos state government because of Tinubu.
The state’s Commissioner for Information, Gbenga Omotosho, has now refuted the claim in a text message sent to Nigerian journalist, Reuben Abati, on Monday, June 20.
He stated that the report is false and the convoy was formed by loyal fans of the APC chieftain, not the government.
The text reads,
“It is all lies. Roads were not shut for three hours. The convoy was formed by party faithfuls and other Lagosians who were excited to see Asiwaju. Governor Sanwo-Olu has directed that the attack on journalists should be investigated.”
Watch the video below,
Meanwhile, it was reported that the convoy of the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu was allegedly attacked by hoodlums in Lagos State. Read here