The National Secretary of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Labaran Maku, has denied meeting former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and Bola Ahmed Tinubu over plans to establish a new political party ahead 2023.
It was reported that Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, Governors Nyesom Wike, Aminu Tambuwal and Bala Mohammed also allegedly attended the meeting.
Maku, a former minister of information, denied such meeting held while speaking on Sunday to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Wakama, Nasarawa State.
He said: “Please disregard such report. It’s the fakest news of the year promoted by some frightened detractors in Nasarawa state who are scared of the widespread popularity of APGA.
“I haven’t met Asiwaju Tinubu for years and I am in APGA by choice having considered all the other options.
“Just last week, there was a report on Eyewitness newspaper in Nasarawa state titled ‘2023: Maku, Umbugadu talks on Consensus Reaches Advanced stage’.
“Such report is fake news targeting at scattering my supporters and my well-wishers.
“Yesterday, another report titled ‘Tinubu, Maku, others in talks to float new party ahead 2023’.
“That I held meeting with Tinubu, others in my country home Wakama, such report is a fake news.”
The 2019 governorship candidate of APGA in Nasarawa urged party supporters to remain firm and continue to support the party.