Former Lagos State Governor and National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has explained the reason for taking a photograph with some members of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Reacting through his spokesman, Tunde Rahman, the APC stalwart denied any form of allegiance with the opposition PDP noting that he was begged to snap the picture with them.
He lamented how former spokesperson of Department of State Services, DSS, Marilyn Ogah who was part of the PDP women that begged him for a photo session will stoop so low in spreading propaganda with the picture.
He said: “Yesterday on our way to Abuja, APC Leader, Asiwaju Tinubu, bumped into some PDP stalwarts at the Private Terminal of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja.
“These people who included ex-DSS Spokesperson Marilyn Ogah sought for a selfie with Asiwaju. Because he knows Ogah well and because of his mature politics, he allowed what he thought was a seemingly innocuous request.
“Now, Marilyn Ogah and PDP elements have turned this noble gesture depicted in the photograph below into propaganda machinery and an instrument of blackmail.
“They even want to place this photograph as an advertorial in Newspaper in their desperate attempt to smear Asiwaju and curry support. The photograph has been turned into an instrument of blackmail. This is sad indeed.
“With the way she is using this photograph, Marilyn Ogah has sunken low. Many who were there saw how they forcefully demanded the photograph and Asiwaju obliged them even without his trademark cap. Please ignore their propaganda.
“There is nothing more to the photograph than an acceptance of a seemingly harmless request for a photograph.”