13th November, 2022
Arise Television has apologized 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 also publicized a forged letter claiming that INEC was investigating allegations that will ultimately lead to the disqualification of the APC Presidential candidate.
But in a retraction on Sunday morning, the Management of Arise TV apologized for the fake report after INEC publicly dismissed it as fake.
The station said: “Of criminal forfeiture of funds, linked to narcotics, smuggling conspiracy and money laundering against the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress Bola Ahmed Tinubu, we Arise News that carried the news, which is now been denied by after the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC and we apologize most sincerely to the APC presidential candidate Bola Ahmed Tinubu for the earlier broadcast.”
INEC in a statement by its National Commissioner and Chairman of the Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, described the report as the handiwork of mischief makers.