Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo, has denied reports that he advised Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to step down for Peter Obi, the Presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP) and seek treatment for his health.
President Akufo-Addo in a rebuttal on Twitter, described the report as malicious, adding that he will never interfere in Nigeria’s internal affairs and politics.
The tweet read:
My attention has been drawn to a disturbing post making the rounds on social media, where it is alleged I have written to the 2023 presidential candidate of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to give Peter Obi a chance and seek treatment for his health.
This is completely false and mischievous, with no iota of truth whatsoever in it.
I have written no such letter to the APC leader, and it will not occur to me to do so.
Ghana and Nigeria boast of decades of cordial, strong and brotherly relations, and I am not going to be the one to interfere in the internal affairs and politics of Nigeria.
Meanwhile, The APC presidential candidate has told his counterpart in the Labour Party, Peter Obi, to call his supporters to order, warning that “falsehood and disinformation will not win elections.”
Tinubu, in a statement by his campaign organisation, on Wednesday, urged Obi to caution his supporters and to allow the election circle be about issues that will advance the growth, progress and stability of the country.
The statement by Director, Media and Communications, Tinubu Campaign Organisation, Mr. Bayo Onanuga, also admonished the Labour Party presidential candidate to get his supporters to “desist from spreading lies, malice and denigrating other candidates, especially Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.”
The statement added:
TCO (Tinubu Campaign Organisation) further states that Nigeria will be better for it and the electoral process will be enriched if the 2023 presidential campaign sticks to issues of good governance that will lift millions of Nigerians out of poverty rather than being dominated by the ravings of guttersnipes, who do not wish the country well.