Fake INEC Statement: Arise TV Apologises To Tinubu
Arise Television has apologised to the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The TV station issued an apology after it reported that INEC has commenced an investigation into a case of criminal forfeiture against Tinubu.
The TV station had publicized a forged letter, which claimed that INEC was investigating allegations that will ultimately lead to the disqualification of the APC Presidential candidate.
However, INEC in a statement issued on Saturday by its National Commissioner and Chairman of the Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, described the report as the handiwork of mischief makers.
In a retraction on Sunday, the Management of Arise TV apologised for broadcasting the fake statement.
The Tv station said: “Of criminal forfeiture of funds, linked to narcotics, smuggling conspiracy and money laundering against the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, we Arise News that carried the news, which is now been denied by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), apologize most sincerely to the APC presidential candidate Bola Ahmed Tinubu for the earlier broadcast.”