Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has debunked reports he is planning to take a new wife.
While Tinubu is a Muslim, his wife Senator Oluremi is a Christian and an ordained pastor in the Redeemed Christian Church of God.
Tinubu has said multiple times that his marriage to Oluremi shows that he is not a religious bigot despite his choice of a Muslim as his running mate.
In a statement, however, by his media aide, Tunde Rahman, on Sunday, Tinubu said he has continued to enjoy a blissful marriage with his wife, Oluremi.
The statement reads: “We have seen fake news that has gone viral on social media purporting that the All Progressives Congress Presidential Candidate, Asíwájú Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is set to take a new wife. This is what it is: fake and groundless news.
“HE Asíwájú is enjoying his marriage to his wife, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, which is blessed with excellent children. He is not ready to take an additional wife, whether a Christian or a Muslim.”
Tinubu noted the intention of those peddling rumours of taking a new Muslim wife was not only to cause discord within his peaceful family but to also create disaffection within the Christian community.
The statement added: “Their intention has failed. It will not cut a die anywhere. We enjoin our people to completely disregard the unfounded news.
“Tinubu is at present focused on his campaign to emerge the president of this country come February 25, 2023, to rekindle the hope of our people in a better, stronger, more secure and prosperous Nigeria.
“Senator Oluremi Tinubu is also busy traversing the length and breadth of the country canvassing support for her husband.
“They will not be distracted by this baseless news.”