The Nigeria Diaspora for Asiwaju (NDA), has refuted social media reports alleging that Presidential hopeful, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is set to defect to the opposition Social Democratic Party (SDP).
NDA Director-General, Dr Akin Badeji, in a statement Tuesday in Abuja, said the two-term former governor of Lagos State has no such plan.
He disclosed Tinubu remained the national leader of the APC and was focused on his consultation across the country to seek support from Nigerians and critical stakeholders of the party, ahead of 2023 poll.
“The attention of NDA has been drawn to an unsubstantiated report making the rounds on social media that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, leader of the APC is set to join the Social Democratic Party (SDP).
“The news report is fake, baseless and should be regarded as such. It is nothing but an imagination of those who planted it,” the group DG said.
He, therefore, appealed to Nigerians and APC members especially, to ignore the fake news on steroids.
He also called on Nigerians to continue to support the APC and the presidential ambition of Tinubu, saying he was the right man to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023 after the completion of his tenure.