Nasty Blaq, a well-known stage name for Nigerian comedian Abisi Emmanuel Ezechukwu, has responded to rumors that he will support Atiku Abubakar, the PDP’s presidential nominee.
According to Anaedoonline.ng, this happened after pictures of him and his colleague with Atiku circulated on social media.
Nasty Blaq clarified the picture in a post on Instagram, emphasising that he was only doing his part to participate in politics by not endorsing any one party or candidate.
He claims that the pictures of Atiku that have gone viral were taken on a recent trip that allowed them to interact with election stakeholders.
The creator of the skit claimed that they also met with the Independent National Electoral Commission and that their objective is to use their power for good and discover strategies for encouraging young people to get involved in politics.
He continued by saying that it is absurd for anyone to claim that he has backed any organizations or individuals, therefore people should stop circulating untrue information about him.
The statement read: “I have been informed that some posts going round social media have suggested I endorsed political candidates for the upcoming general elections.
“I would like to state VERY CLEARLY that I HAVE NOT ENDORSED ANY CANDIDATE OR PARTY!
“As a young Nigerian, I am doing my own bit to contribute to the political process. Recently I joined other public figures to explore ways of engaging with stakeholders in the election process. We have had several meetings with political aspirants and even the Independent National Election Commission. Our goal is to channel our influence to good, and find ways to better ascertain how young people can participate in the political process, and in a healthy way.
“It is ridiculous that anyone suggests I have endorsed parties or candidates from opposing parties. As a public figure, I understand the importance of clarity and transparency. On this note, I ask any and every one spreading these falsehood about me stop IMMEDIATELY.”
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