Kanu Nwankwo Responds To Reports He Endorsed Tinubu

Former Super Eagles forward, Nwankwo Kanu, has reacted to reports that he endorsed All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.

Kanu in a video shared on his Twitter page on Friday described the claim as “fake, wicked news”.

This follows an old video of the former Nigerian footballer which surfaced online, showing Kanu praising Tinubu.

Bola Tinubu

Kanu was seen in the video which was captured in March 2022 during a visit to mark Tinubu’s 70th birthday recalling how Tinubu was among the first to donate to his foundation when it took off.

His speech was interpreted as an endorsement of the APC presidential candidate by Tinubu Supporters.

Reacting to the development, Kanu said he is not a politician and warned purveyor of the claims to “not try to destroy what you cannot destroy”.

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He said, “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,”

“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 urged Nigerians to get their PVCs and” “vote for the best” to “make Nigeria better”.

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