The National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has denied distributing bags of rice in some states in the northern part of the country.
The former Governor of Lagos State stated this in a statement signed by his media aide, Mr Tunde Rahman, in Lagos.
Recall that a viral video had circulated earlier in the week with images depicting the face of the APC leader on bags of rice that were being distributed in some northern states.
The videos had elicited reactions on social media, with many pundits linking it to Tinubu’s perceived 2023 presidential ambition.
“We have seen the images being circulated of bags of rice depicting Asiwaju’s face being distributed across parts of the North,” Tinubu said.
He said he was not responsible for the initiative.
However, the former Lagos governor 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”.