Lukman Mustapha

…slams Kwara govt officials, others over fake news

Chairman BoT, Sobi 101.9FM, Lukman Olayiwola Mustapha, has denied testing positive to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Rebirth Captain, in a statement he personally signed and made available to newsmen on Thursday, described the media report alleging that he has contracted the virus as malicious.

Lukman, who listed the Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor, Modupeola Joel among government officials spreading the fake news,  further cautioned against what he tagged as destructive politics.

The statement read, ”It has come to my knowledge via numerous calls from well-wishers and associates, the rumours circulating on some Kwara based social media platforms alleging me of being COVID-19 positive.

“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.

“May I however use this opportunity to, for the umpteenth time, advise us all, that while playing politics, we should endeavor to play it with all sense of maturity, decorum and spirit of sportsmanship, as regardless of our political divergence, we all remain brothers.

“We must all remain oblivious of the fact that only God gives and takes power.”

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