‘Vote For The Best To Make Nigeria better’ – Nwankwo Kanu, Dispelling Rumour of Supporting Tinubu.
By Ebor Cletus Ralph Jr.
Ex-international and Arsenal legend, Nwankwo Kanu, has urged Nigerians to regard claims of his endorsement of any candidate as “fake, wicked news”.
An old clip of the former footballer praising Bola Tinubu, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had recently gone viral.
In the video, which was captured in March 2022 during a visit to commemorate Tinubu’s 70th birthday, Kanu recounted that the APC candidate was one of the first donors to his foundation when it stated.
Against this background, Supporters of the APC presidential candidate had gone to town interpreting the content of the video as the former Arsenal FC player pledging his support for Tinubu.
Reacting to the situation, Kanu said he is not a politician and warned purveyor of the claims to “not try to destroy what you cannot destroy”.
“I have said it and I will say it again. I am not a politician but a footballer. Whoever is spreading fake news that I asked you to vote for somebody,” the ex-international said.
“I do not do such. My life is all about football. That is my field and I am proud of it. This is the last time: stop spreading fake, wicked news against Papilo. I am here to help people. Do not try to destroy what you cannot destroy.”
Kanu called on Nigerians to get their PVCs and” “vote for the best” to “make Nigeria better”.
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