Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Aviation Minister, has responded to claims that Senate President Ahmad Lawan referred to the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential running mate Kashim Shettima as the party’s presidential candidate.
During a recent meeting, Fani-Kayode claimed Lawan never mentioned Shettima as the APC’s presidential candidate.
He was responding to a tweet attributed to the Senate President, which stated, “Met yesterday with stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress from Yobe State, including our great party’s presidential candidate, Senator Kashim Shettima.”
However, Fani-Kayode described the tweet as a fabricated lie.
In a tweet, Fani-Kayode said it was the handiwork of the opposition.
He wrote: “I really do wonder how desperate the opposition and their social media trolls can get?
“The tweet pictured below is a TOTAL fabrication and a BIG LIE.
“The Senate President NEVER referred to our Vice Presidential candidate, Sen. Kashim Shettima, as our Presidential candidate.”