Nwankwo Kanu, former Super Eagles forward, has revealed that he did not endorse any presidential candidate.
In a video shared on his Twitter page on Friday, 27 January, Kanu urged Nigerians to regard claims of his endorsement of any candidate as “fake news”.
This came after an old clip of the former footballer praising Bola Tinubu, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had recently gone viral.
In the video, which was captured in March 2022 during a visit to commemorate Tinubu’s 70th birthday, Kanu recounted that the APC candidate was one of the first donors to his foundation when it stated.
Supporters of the APC presidential candidate had interpreted the video as the former Arsenal FC player pledging his support for Tinubu.
Addressing the situation, Kanu said he was not a politician and did not endorse any candidate.
In his words;
“I have said it and I will say it again. I am not a politician but a footballer. Whoever is spreading fake news that I asked you to vote for somebody
I do not do such. My life is all about football. That is my field and I am proud of it. This is the last time: stop spreading fake, wicked news against Papilo. I am here to help people. Do not try to destroy what you cannot destroy.
Go get your PVC and vote for the best”