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Ramadan: I’m Not Behind Distribution Of Rice In The North – Tinubu

The National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has denied distributing bags of rice in some states in the northern part of the country.

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This was contained in a statement sent to SaharaReporters by his Media Aide, Tunde Rahman, in Lagos.

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SaharaReporters had earlier reported how the Tinubu-branded bags of rice were being distributed to Kano residents.

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There were speculations that the initiative was funded by the former Governor of Lagos State or people loyal to him.

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In several photos and videos making the rounds, residents were seen with bags of rice with the inscription ‘JAGABA – Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’.

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An Instagram username @mansurah_isah of Today’s Life Foundation uploaded pictures of the event with a caption appreciating Tinubu’s foundation for the food items.

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However, Tinubu said he was not responsible for the initiative.

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“We have seen the images being circulated of bags of rice depicting Asiwaju’s face being distributed across parts of the North,” Tinubu said.

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He, however, commended the efforts of the various groups for their benevolence.

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“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”.

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The development comes amid claims that Tinubu is nursing presidential ambition ahead of 2023 although he has not publicly confirmed it.

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