The All Progressives Congress has admitted that the photo of Donald Duke at 12 years old was wrongfully used a recent documentary of Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The former Cross River governor had raised an alarm over the use of his photo in the documentary titled ‘Nation Builder’by the APC presidential candidate last weekend.
According to Bayo Onaugu who is the Director, Media & Publicity, APC Presidential Campaign Council, the use of the photo was a mistake. He said in a statement issued Monday: “We have taken note of the video in circulation, where former Cross River State Governor, Mr Donald Duke, said his picture as a 12-year old boy and student of Federal Government Secondary school in Sokoto was used in a documentary to celebrate Asíwájú Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“Our investigation further revealed that the picture in question has also surfaced in some of our campaign materials, on websites and Twitter accounts of Asíwájú supporters, along with a similar photo of besuited Asíwájú donning an Afrohair popular in the 70s and 80s.
“No one and not even Asiwaju’s personal photographers and the artists who designed the materials, have been able to explain how the photo was mixed up with the other photo, that represents Asíwájú’s teenage years. They all said they got both photographs in a Google search. “We have called Governor Donald Duke to apologise for the unintentional mix-up and the error. “The usage was an honest mistake for which all involved have accepted responsibility.”

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