IN SHORT: At the launch of his presidential campaign, Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress almost said “God bless PDP” – before correcting himself. But it was just a slip of the tongue. It didn’t mean he had defected to the rival Peoples Democratic Party.
Veteran Nigerian politician Bola Tinubu is the presidential candidate for the ruling All Progressives Congress, or APC. One of his rivals for the top job is Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
But while in Jos, did he in fact leave the APC for the PDP? We checked.
Slip of the tongue
At the end of his speech at the rally, Tinubu had a slip of the tongue. “God bless PD…,” he said, before quickly correcting it to “APC”.
The APC has published no statement on Tinubu dumping the APC for the PDP.
And if he had done so, it would have dominated the headlines. But there have been no credible news reports of the APC’s presidential candidate defecting to the PDP.
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