National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola
Tinubu, has warned politicians not to undermine humanitarian efforts
providing needed food to the poor.
Tinubu gave the warning while further reacting to the distribution of rice bearing his name in the northern part of the country.
in a statement by his media aide, Tunde Rahman, on Sunday, said he had
to issue the warning for fear that some malevolent elements may try to
undermine and destroy the noble humanitarian effort because of their
political opposition to him or simply because they have no love for
their fellow man.
“If these actors want to fight Asiwaju, so be
it. But they should have the minimal decency to leave poor people alone
and not to disturb or disrupt attempts to alleviate the hardships of the
hungry and struggling among us,” the statement noted.
who maintained that he is not behind the distribution of the rice,
commended the efforts of the various volunteer groups responsible for
the “benign act of charity” and love for one another.
however, warned that the volunteer groups should get the items from
trusted and reliable suppliers while those who are receiving the rice
and other items being distributed should only take such things from
people they know and trust.
“Sadly, just as we have true
humanitarians among us, our society also has many who hate others and
who would try to wreck the noble humanitarian of others,” the statement