The Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso (RMK) Presidential Campaign Organisation has described as fake report that Rabiu Kwankwaso, who is the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) for the 2023 general elections has endorsed Bola Tinubu.
It was earlier reported that RMK Presidential Campaign Organisation said the former Kano State governor is still fully in the presidential race and that he is not distracted by the misleading report that he has declared support for the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential flagbearer.
In a statement on Tuesday by Muyi Fatosa, an aide to Kwankwaso, the group said Kwankwanso has continued to enjoy widespread support from the vast majority of Nigerians.
“For the records and avoidance of doubt, in the interview with Dr. Reuben Abati of Arise TV where Dr. Reuben Abati asked Sen. Kwankwanso of his opinion about Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso stated clearly in his response that “Bola Tinubu is my friend of many years, if I had not contested, I would have recommended him. I do not play politics of bitterness. We are both in the presidential race but I am a better candidate.”
“It is unfortunate to see many people taking the above statement to mean an endorsement of Tinubu and promoting such misconstrued message on the media,” the statement said.
“The Campaign Organisation strongly described as untrue the report that HE, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has in any way endorsed Bola Tinubu and urged the general public to always verify the authenticity of whatever they see on the media.
“The Organization also encouraged stakeholders, party members, fans and supporters of Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso to disregard the fake report making waves on the social media platforms and continue to support the right man for the job, Sen. Kwankwanso, in every way possible.
“Our consultations across all the states of the federation, including the Federal Capital Territory continues, and so far, the feedback has been positive.
“Once again, we want to assure Nigerians and the teeming supporters of HE, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, at home and in diaspora, that Sen. Kwankwanso is still the candidate to beat in the 2023 presidential election.”