After being dragged on social media, Actress Foluke Daramola has publicly denied receiving the money to endorse APC leader, Bola Tinubu’s Presidential aspirations.
It all started after a viral video saw John Okafor aka Mr Ibu and Foluke Daramola singing in Tinubu’s name around a table where they apparently had had a meeting. Mr Ibu especially was chanting, “Asiwaju Bola Tinubu”.
Netizens took offense in the video and slammed the celebrities, accusing them of betraying the cause of the common man by supposedly selling their reputations for a political cause.
Reacting to this, Foluke Daramola, in a video said the event was non-related to politics. Foluke said that though she’s a card-carrying member of the APC, she had not endorsed anyone yet and that she and her colleagues were present at the event to advocate for peace in the society.
In a video on her Instagram page, the actress said:
“I need to set the record straight, I never endorse anyone, please don’t get things twisted. What we went to do yesterday had nothing to do with politics, we are in a group advocating for peace and unity in Nigeria
Although I’m a card carrying member of APC, we did not go in the capacity of endorsing Asiwaju Tinubu for President and it was not a Nollywood thing. I was not paid in anyway for this, it was meant to be a unity and peace campaign nothing more.
Don’t let us get it twisted, it does not have anything to do with politics or Nollywood, let’s be guided!”
Tinubu has not officially declared his intention for running for the office of the presidency however, his political associates have long begun campaigning for him.
Sahara Reporters also reported that a founding member of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) and elder statesman, Tanko Yakasai, has revealed that Bola Tinubu wants to run for the presidential race in the 2023 general election. He said that Tinubu was at his Abuja residence on Wednesday to solicit support for his presidential ambition in the coming election.
“He (Tinubu) just came to visit me but actually I have two of them (presidential aspirants) that I have earmarked right from the beginning and I made a vow that anyone of them who came to ask for my support first is the person I would support. Tinubu is the first person”, Yakasai said.