No plan to move Federal Capital — APC PCC debunks rumour

The statement making the rounds that the APC presidential candidate, Bola Ahmad Tinubu, about having the intent to move the Federal Capital from Abuja to Lagos if he emerges in the 2023 election has been described as false by the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council.

This much was contained in a statement issued and signed by Bayo Onanuga, the Director, Media, and Publicity APC Presidential Campaign Council on Tuesday.

“The All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council hereby alerts Nigerians about the latest insidious campaign in some parts of the country against our candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

“In one of the falsehoods being circulated, especially in the North West of the country, Tinubu is said to harbour plans to relocate the Federal Capital from Abuja to Lagos on succeeding President Muhammad Buhari from 29th May 2023.

“This misinformation campaign, according to field reports, is being given some traction by some elders on the payroll of the Peoples Democratic Party.

“Let us say with emphasis that Asiwaju does not contemplate any such plan and will not do anything that is so ultra-unconstitutional.”

He also noted that some purveyors of fake news had also distorted facts about the recent commercialisation of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited.

He made a clarification that President Buhari had instead made it a commercial entity in line with the Petroleum Industry Act.

“This misinformation campaign, according to field reports, is being given some traction by some elders on the payroll of the Peoples Democratic Party.

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