Popular Nigerian singer, Temitope Adekunle, better known by his stage name Small Doctor, has reacted to claims that he was given N2 million by President Muhammadu Buhari.
On June 8, a former Director of New Media for the Peoples Democratic Party, Deji Adeyanju, had revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari gave some selected entertainers N2m each during a visit to Aso Rock in Abuja.
Adeyanju had written on Twitter, “So, some youths went to Aso Rock yesterday to see Buhari and collected ‘thanks for coming’, N2m each. Very soon, they will start telling us why it is good for Buhari to continue …”
So some YOUTHS went to Aso Rock yesterday to see Buhari and collected Thanks for Coming, N2million each. Very soon they will start telling us why it is good for Buhari to continue.
Kai, this hunger thing ?
— Adeyanju Deji ?? (@adeyanjudeji) June 8, 2018
However, Small Doctor debunked the allegations during an interview with The Punch.
He said, “I am not aware that the President gave anyone N2m. I was only invited to Aso Rock during the Ramadan period, which I honoured. Have you asked Sound Sultan or Kunle Afolayan and they said Buhari gave us N2m each. Well, I don’t know if they gave anyone but I didn’t collect such money.”
“I have always worked hard and my hard work is paying off. I felt humbled and privileged meeting Mr. President.
“Looking at where I used to be, there has been a major turn around in my life. Do you remember I was once a bus conductor?”