Adesua Etomi-Wellington reacts to accusations of Banky collecting N57m to promote Buhari
Nollywood actress, Adesua Etomi-Wellington, has reacted to the accuations against her and husband, Banky W, claiming they received a bribe of N57m to promote President Muhammadu Buhari.
A twitter user who goes by the name Miriam Shehu had claimed she has evidence of the two, boarding a flight and heading to Abuja where they received the huge sum.
“ Mr. Wellington, come out and support Buhari with your chest. You can’t be doing this non-partisan shit forever.
Your EME Company you converted to PR firm got a contract of N57m through one Abubakar Ahmed to promote Buhari. Why have you not been doing your work?
I have a picture of you and your wife traveling to Abuja via Arik Air in December where the contract was signed. Your client paid for the Business class that you and Adesuwa traveled with that day. The trip was on a Sunday morning. I dare you to deny this.”
In reaction, Adesua debunked the accusations, according to her they went for a 16-day programme organised by EU, as influencers.
See her reply below:
Miriam, I don’t know u and I will never understand why you have tweeted this lie. My husband and I went to Abuja in December for the 16 days of Activism against gender based violence. A final event was put together by the EU and as influencers, we were invited to attend. (Thread)
We weren’t the only influencers in attendance. See picture below. With date stamp…clearly showing us at the event. A good name is important to me, has always been and that is why you will NEVER find anything that supports a story about me collecting money from ANYONE.
My husband has never collected a dime to support Buhari. There is nothing to substantiate what you have written and I’m racking my brain about why you would write this. I’m saddened too. More because it is a huge lie but life has taught me that time reveals ALL THINGS.
If a picture of a husband and his wife on a flight to Abuja is all it takes for someone to write something so untruthful and have people believe it, then we are in serious trouble. No-one is safe. Surely you must have substantial proof. PLEASE provide it. I’m not scared.
Lastly, Nigeria will be great. She will thrive and she will rise above all the lies, the corruption, the turmoil. We WILL NOT BE SILENCED FOR PEOPLE LIKE YOU who spew lies. We will not back down. We will not retreat and THE TRUTH WILL PREVAIL. Our names and hearts are clean.
She also addressed people who thought her response wasn’t uncalled for:
For those telling me to be quiet. PLEASE free my soul. I hardly ever respond to lies and the filth that I see every single day but I WILL NOT allow my name to be dragged through the mud. I’m not a chicken, nor am I a coward. I can be quiet but I am NO IDIOT.