Executive Director of the Obafemi Awolowo Foundation and Chairman, African Newspapers of Nigeria Plc, Ambassador Olatokunbo Awolowo-Dusumu, has asked the public to ignore statements credited her on the Bola Tinubu/ Kashim Shettima presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The news being circulated by some online platforms and on social media quoted her as warning Nigerians of a plot to get rid of Tinubu in favour of Shettima if they win the 2023 presidential election.
Awolowo-Dusumu described the report as false, mischievous and wicked stating that she had not spoken to any journalist in recent times on any matter whatsoever including the 2023 presidential election and the candidates thereof.
“I am not in partisan politics and I have not been in partisan politics for decades. I have neither endorsed nor condemned any candidate or party. I have no intention to do so. I refuse to be dragged into a matter I know nothing about. I advise whoever is behind this wicked lie to make better use of their time for the progress and development of our country, Nigeria,” she said.
Awolowo-Dusumu urged Nigerians and the world to assist the country, in every way they can, in “these trying times” and to ignore all confusionists and purveyors of patent falsehood.