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It isn’t a bribe – APC defends Tinubu over money present to aged man

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What occurred: Tinubu and his working mate, Senator Kashim Shettima, got here below extreme condemnation following a trending video that captured the duo dolling out crispy naira notes to an aged man at a gathering with individuals with disabilities in Abuja on Tuesday, December 20, 2022.

The 2-minute clip, which has now gone viral, was circulated throughout social media with critics and opposition members tagging it as a brazen try and induce voters.

Amongst those that condemned the act had been Reno Omokri, a former aide to President Goodluck Jonathan and Emeka Obasi, media aide to Labour Social gathering presidential candidate, Peter Obi.

APC replies critics: Reacting to the event, the Deputy Spokesperson of Tinubu/Shettima APC-PCC, Hannatu Musawa, stated Tinubu cannot be held for any wrongdoing.

In an announcement on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, titled, ‘Misrepresentation of a innocent video I, Hannatu Musa Musawa, posted of my principals giving alms and charity to a poor and disabled aged gentleman,‘ Musawa expressed dismay over the adverse spin on the act.

The assertion partly learn:My consideration has been drawn to the dishonest, inaccurate and incorrect narrative spun by unctuous, dissipated, debauched and determined components throughout the opposition to show a superbly harmless video I posted of a form act I witnessed my Principals finishing up into one thing mendacious and devious.

“Just a few days in the past I attended a gathering with the Presidential candidate of the APC Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his working mate, Alhaji Kashim Shettima the place that they had a strong engagement with individuals with incapacity. Through the occasion, our principals had the chance to work together with a poor and disabled aged gentleman. Borne purely out of compassion, my principals spoke to this gentleman, listened to him and carried out the tenant of charity and alms giving in the direction of him.

“As I watched this tender second between the three males, I needed to seize it and present the world the empathy that organically runs via the veins of my principals, and that uncooked spirit of charity that they each imbibe.”

Musawa explains why she shared the clip: Explaining additional, the authorized icon, who shared the video on-line, stated she did not achieve this out of error, reasonably, she supposed to inform a compassionate and compelling story of management as proven by her principals.

Musawa famous that it is unlucky that the opposition has refused to make their campaigns issue-based and has resorted to excessive strategies to keep up relevance.

The assertion partly learn: “I posted the video, not out of mistake, however with the intention of telling the compassionate story of the empathetic management that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, supported by Alhaji Kashim Shetima will certainly give to Nigeria after they emerge victorious within the upcoming election, by the grace of The Almighty.

“As I watch the adverse chronicle being spun by the opposition Svengali’s, attempting to implement a selected adverse narrative on the general public, it’s clear that the falsehood being unfold stems from the devious creativeness and depraved machinations of a determined and self combusting opposition.

“I’d have dismissed the musings because the rantings of an inconsequential opposition. Nevertheless, I’m compelled to make this response due to harmless Nigerians that could be misled by such devious rhetoric.

“On Monday the nineteenth December 2022 at roughly 4:48 pm, I watched with appreciation and approbation as my two principals, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Alhaji Kashim Shettima carried out an act of kindness in the direction of a poor and disabled man who was actually in want. After watching them, I used to be additional satisfied that these had been two males of treasured religion which have the guts of kindness, empathy and compassion. And I believed it was a narrative that wanted to be informed.

“Within the Bible below Psalm (112:5-9), it’s written “It’s nicely with the person who’s gracious and lends; He’ll preserve his trigger in judgment. For he won’t ever be shaken; The righteous will likely be remembered endlessly. He won’t concern evil tidings; His coronary heart is steadfast, trusting within the Lord.”

“In Islam we’re taught that The prophet (PBUH) says the next in a hadith: “Muslims assist one another solely by passing the bridge of almsgiving. Almsgiving by advantage of the 2 holy teachings, giving charity and alms particularly to assist the poor turns into a core tenant for Muslims and Christian to abide by.

“That 2 minute video clip was a visible reflection of my principals compassion in the direction of the needy. Relatively than commend Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Alhaji Kashim Shetima, for a form act in the direction of a person that was clearly in want, the opposition have regrettably determined to place a adverse spin on a narrative of fine will and sheer kindness.

“With the trajectory of the upcoming election exhibiting that the pendulum is swinging to the advantage of an APC victory, there is no such thing as a query that the opposition is behaving just like the proverbial “drowning man” decided to tug others down with them. And whereas there may be hardly any function in becoming a member of points with a dropping opposition, you will need to spotlight their diversionary rhetoric and ways.

“Although I do perceive the despondency and distress of the PDP, who’ve been hit worse than the Titanic racing in the direction of the iceberg with their lack of 5 ‘brightly shining’ governors and the anguish and despair of the Labour celebration who’ve a ‘Constitutional Impossibility’ of profitable the following election based mostly on Part 134 of The Structure, it could be advisable for them to stay on the problems whereas they attempt to kind out their in-house issues.

“I’ve thorough confidence that, come February twenty fifth 2023, Nigerians will train their constitutional proper and resoundingly vote for the emergence of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu because the seventeenth President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“I urge Nigerians to ignore any fabrication connected to my video of an act of kindness and compassion, and reasonably consider collectively working to maneuver our nation ahead by making the upcoming voting train the freest and fairest elections Nigeria will ever have.”