Video: Former Gov. Duke calls out TVC for using his picture as that of Bola Tinubu in its documentary

Sun, Nov 27, 2022
By editor


FORMER Gov. Donald Duke of Cross River State, has alleged that his picture as a 12-year-old was presented as that of Bola Ahmed Tinubu at that age in a recent documentary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate in the forthcoming 2023 election.

The documentary was produced by the TVC, a television station based in Lagos, which is owned by Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Duke made this known to journalists at a media roundtable organised by Frontfoot Media Initiative event. The video of the event which is embedded in this story has gone viral.

According to him, he was “having a debate with a friend and colleague, Bola, which centred on drug, his resume, the school he went to, who are his classmates. Interestingly, there is a new documentary. It is titled the nation builder, and it was Bola Tinubu, his years in Chicago, his exploits and how wonderful a student he was. Fine.”

“But my disagreement is that my photograph as a 12-year-old is used as his photograph as a young person. In other words, they could not find his photograph as a young person and they now took my own photograph as a young boy in Sokoto posing. I don’t know if you have seen the photograph. I have it on my phone. I will send it to you. That picture I had as a 12-year-old is now being used for politics. I don’t know if I can get justice on this. … It just shows that the level of debate has just come so low,” Duke said.