Kannywood actress Rahama Sadau has refuted reports of her blasting former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar over his reaction reaction to ‘lazy Nigerian youth’ comment by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Sadau on Wednesday, April 25, said she also never endorsed the president as her candidate for the forthcoming 2019 presidential election.
Daily Trust reports that the actress in an interview said it became necessary that she address the allegation against her on both individuals.
The actress who starred in TV soap opera ‘Sons of the Caliphate’ said:
“I want to set the record straight, that I have taken a political stance with recent affairs concerning the leadership of our beloved country. I haven’t endorsed any political candidate, nor political party and neither political movement, and vehemently maintain that I have not said anything of the sort to any media house or outlet, that may suggest that any part of the articles in circulation, is true.”
Sadau urged the general public to disregard such news and to kindly refrain from smearing her good image in the mud over statements that were never made by her.
“I also implore the media to put good and honest journalism to use, by making efforts to verify alleged statements from me, before sharing them as facts. Thank you and may God bless you all,” she added.
The former vice president delivered a speech at the Chatham House on Wednesday, April 25. Atiku in his speech said he would manage Nigeria’s economy if elected president in 2019 elections. Lamenting the state of Nigeria’s debt profile, the former vice president said he would introduce new economic measures in order to encourage states to become self-reliant.
Remember Atiku had earlier countered President Buhari’s statement over Nigerian youths being lazy. He said, the youths are the backbone of his business and it will be quite inappropriate to say they are lazy.