The National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has denied distributing bags of rice in some states in the northern part of the country.
Mr Tinubu stated this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), signed by his Media Aide, Tunde Rahman, in Lagos.
KanyiDaily recalls that a viral video of images depicting the face of the APC leader on bags of rice was recently being circulated on some social media platforms.
Reacting to the development, Tinubu’s aide said “We have seen the images being circulated of bags of rice depicting Asiwaju’s face being distributed across parts of the North.”
The former governor of Lagos said he was not responsible for this initiative. But he commended the efforts of the various groups for their benevolence.
“I am not responsible for this initiative but l commend the efforts of the various volunteer groups responsible for this benign act of charity and love for one another, particularly in this Holy month of Ramadan,” Tinubu said.
KanyiDaily recalls that Tinubu had recently also donated a sum of N50 million to victims of Katsina Central Market fire incident.
But Reno Omokri, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, berated the Lagos ex-governor, saying “charity begins at home.”