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Kanu Debunks Reports Of Endorsing Tinubu

Ex-Nigeria international, Kanu Nwankwo, has debunked reports that he endorsed any candidate vying for elective position in Nigeria.

On January 27, the Arsenal legend posted a video on Twitter, saying that he is proudly into football, not politics.

This is coming amid speculations that he has endorsed the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu.

Kanu, a gold medalist at the Atlanta 1996 Olympics, said it was not his place to tell Nigerians who they should vote even though he enjoined them to vote in the ‘best’ candidate.

He said, “Hello my country people. Do what is right and vote. Kindly stop spreading fake news in my name that I ask you to vote for anyone 😂 am not the one to choose who you will vote for so stop this rubbish with my name and go and get your PVC and vote am not a politician.”

Last year, Kanu, alongside other former Super Eagles players, paid a courtesy call on Tinubu, a former Lagos State governor, when he celebrated his 70th birthday.

When the ex-footballer came under backlash for the visit, Kanu said, “People are talking, please pay attention. I’m not a politician, I’m a footballer and a proud one, I’m a legend. I know what is good and what is not good.

“22 years ago, Kanu heart Foundation was looking people to help us. We got only three governors. Ahmed Tinubu was one of them.

“He gave the foundation money to start up. He supported us. And now, it’s his 70th birthday. Why not, we also have to come and support him.

“Please, don’t keep on talking and talking, make sure this time around you pick up the PVC and vote for the right person and let us get the right person there.”



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