Kwara

Covid 19: Lukman Mustapha debunks rumour, preaches against destructive politics

The Chairman, Board of Trustees, Sobi FM, Alhaji Lukman Olayiwola Mustapha has openly debunked the rumour going round that he has contacted Covid-19.

The 2019 APC governorship aspirant took to his Facebook page on Thursday to break silence on the hearsay.

He stated the terrible and unfounded rumour came to his knowledge via numerous calls from well-wishers and associates, added that “The rumours circulating on some Kwara based social media platforms alleging me of being COVID-19 positive.”

He wrote: “While I will naturally wave it away as one of the prices one must pay as a politically exposed personality, the pattern the deliberately orchestrated rumor has taken, with some Kwara State Government functionaries joyfully circulating it even on official government platforms, I can’t, but be alarmed at the lowest ebb our politics has sunk into.

“One of such government functionaries circulating the obvious falsehood is one Modupeola Joel, the Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor, who posted the malicious rumour on “COVID-19 Kwara Platform” this morning, a platform which is supposed to coordinate the State’s response to the pandemic, which draws members from top government appointees, medical personnel among others.

“While I have instructed my legal representatives to take appropriate actions within the ambit of the law, I nonetheless use this opportunity to debunk the malicious rumour and reassure my numerous well wishers and associates that I am hale and hearty.”

However, he used the opportunity to advice the masses to endeavor to play politics with all sense of maturity, decorum and spirit of sportsmanship, as regardless of our political divergence, we all remain brothers.


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