Okonjo-Iweala refutes toxic messaging claims after visiting Tinubu
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) Director General, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has refuted a purported statement claiming that she is being attacked for visiting President Bola Tinubu.
The statement in question, which has been making rounds on the messaging platform WhatsApp, alleges that Okonjo-Iweala complained about receiving a series of toxic calls and messages following her meeting with the president.
The alleged statement claims that Okonjo-Iweala, a former minister of finance in Nigeria, requested protection for herself and her family despite not formally acknowledging President Tinubu as the country’s leader.
Okonjo-Iweala, however, denounced these allegations in a tweet issued on Wednesday evening, describing them as “wickedly false designed to create mischief among Nigerians.”
“It has just been brought to my attention that there is a false statement circulating on what’s app attributed to me saying that I am being attacked for my visit to President Tinubu,” Okonjo-Iweala stated.
“That statement circulating is false, Infact wickedly false designed to create mischief among Nigerians.”
The WTO’s director general, however, urged the general public to disregard the statement, noting that it is false.
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