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Olu Of Warri Debunks Endorsing Tinubu’s Presidential Bid, Says “I’m A Father To All”

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The Olu of Warri Kingdom, His Majesty Ogiame Atuwatse III, has debunked report that he has thrown his weight behind the presidential ambition of APC national leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

It was gathered that the rebuttal followed media report circulating on social media of a purported endorsement of Tinubu’s presidential bid by the respected Olu of Warri Kingdom.

The monarch was quoted to have endorsed Tinubu when a delegation of the South West Agenda for Asiwaju (SWAGA) and Delta for Bola Ahmed Tinubu visited him on Thursday at his palace.

Dismissing the purported endorsement, the Director Palace administration, Chief Clement Maleghemi, in a statement made available to newsmen in Warri, Saturday, restated that Ogiame has no political affiliation or preferred candidate for any office in the forthcoming 2023 elections be it regional, sub regional or national level.

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The statement reads; ‘The attention of the palace of His Majesty, Ogiame Atuwatse III, the Olu of Warri  has been drawn to the false publication in Independent newspaper and social media and the palace wishes to firmly rebut the statement claiming Ogiame’s endorsement of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and restates that Ogiame has no political affiliation or preferred candidate for any office in the forthcoming 2023 elections be it regional, sub regional or national level .

‘His Majesty is a father to all and has no personal favourite or special interest in any candidate or political party vying for any office in the forthcoming elections one way or the other or discredit any candidate to the detriment or advantage of others.

‘Therefore , the palace is using this medium to make this important clarification for the avoidance of doubt and further request that in the future any queries or clarifications on communications should be directed to the Palace media office’, the statement added.

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