Executive Director of the Obafemi Awolowo Foundation and Chairman of African Newspapers of Nigeria Plc, Ambassador Tokunbo Awolowo-Dosunmu, yesterday urged the public to ignore a report being circulated in her name on the Bola Tinubu/Kashim Shettima presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

She said the “fake news” circulated online by some news platforms and on social media falsely 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-Dosunmu described the report as “false, mischievous and wicked”, stressing that she had not spoken with any journalist in recent times on any matter, including the 2023 presidential election and the candidates in next year’s elections.

“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.

Dr. Awolowo-Dosunmu urged fellow Nigerians and other nationals to assist the country in every way they can “as we navigate through these trying times and to ignore all confusionists and purveyors of patent falsehood”.

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