A former Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Mr. Bayo Onanuga, has denied talk that he is no longer a supporter of APC National Leader, Bola Tinubu.
Onanuga said in a post on his Facebook page that the former Lagos State governor is the only aspirant he is supporting for the presidency.
He insisted that an article by a writer he didn’t name but described as faceless was inaccurate as he isn’t one of Tinubu’s agelong associates who have stopped supporting him.
His words: “The faceless writer, I guess a hatchet hand wrote: “Almost all members of the Tinubu original power/intellectual base and allies when he was Governor are not in support of his Presidential ambition. Aregbesola, Afikuyomi, Ojudu, Onanuga, Alake, Fasola etc. Most of them may work for PYO”.
“Let me correct this misrepresentation straightforwardly: the statement is far from the truth as far as I am concerned. I am fully in support of Bola Tinubu. I am not in PYO’s camp and will not be in his camp if Tinubu is running. People who know me will attest to the fact that I am ever loyal to my friends, loyal to a political cause.
” I have been on the political left since 1978’when I joined Awolowo’s UPN as a UNILAG student. I am not a renegade. And I can vouch for Senator Tokunbo Afikuyomi and Dele Alake as well. The author of the rumour was merely writing conjectures on an issue that is unpredictable, a party’s primary election, where an outsider will only Labour in vain in making permutations”.
“As far as I am concerned, and let me say it loud and clear, I am in support of Bola Tinubu’s ambition. I am not against him. He is my first choice, the second choice and the third choice for the exalted seat. Nigeria is in need of a visionary, a deep thinker, a man with the Midas touch, who can take our country on a journey of prosperity” he further stated.