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<strong>Tinubu Describes Obasanjo’s Endorsement of Obi As ‘Blind Leading The Blind’</strong>
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Tinubu Describes Obasanjo’s Endorsement of Obi As ‘Blind Leading The Blind’

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, has rubbished the endorsement of his Labour Party, LP, counterpart, Peter Obi by former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Recall that the former president had on Sunday declared his support for Obi. Reacting to the endorsement on Thursday during a rally in Benin, Edo State, Tinubu said Obasanjo is trying to deceive Nigerians by endorsing Obi. Tinubu said, “Can that man recommend a leader for you in Nigeria? Is that not sending an agent to pick your pocket? A blind leading the blind. “I am sorry I am not insulting visually-impaired people. But it won’t work; they will end up in the ditch. If I talk about Obasanjo and Obi, you will think they are human beings together. One who doesn’t know the way cann...
<strong>Obi: Obasanjo Can’t Win His Polling Unit – Tinubu</strong>
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Obi: Obasanjo Can’t Win His Polling Unit – Tinubu

Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has expressed pity for his Labour Party, LP, counterpart, Peter Obi, following his endorsement by ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo. The APC presidential candidate stated that Obasanjo lacks the capacity to win his polling unit, hence Obi risks failure for associating with the former president. Tinubu stated this in a statement issued by the Director and Publicity of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, Mr Bayo Onanuga. According to Tinubu, nobody in Ogun State could depend on Obasanjo to win a position as the governor or councillor.   He said that the former president has never successfully made anybody a president in Nigeria. The statement read, “From our records, President Obasanjo has...
<strong>Tinubu Not From Lagos – Bode George</strong>
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Tinubu Not From Lagos – Bode George

Chief Bode George, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has alleged that Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, is not an indigene of Lagos State. He made the claim during an interview on Arise Television’s Morning Show on Tuesday. The PDP stalwart said that Tinubu was yet to prove that he is from Lagos, having failed to produce any evidence to support his claim of being an indigene of the State. Bode George George said, “Tinubu is not from Lagos State. You can quote me. If he says he grew up in Isale-Eko, which school did you attend? I grew up on Evans Street in Lagos. 35 Evans Street was my grandfather’s house. I went to the community school. I played football at the local stadium at Isale-Eko. That’s how people knew me.” ...
<strong>Why I Don’t Attend Debates – Tinubu</strong>
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Why I Don’t Attend Debates – Tinubu

Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress, APC, has defended his absence at presidential debates. Tinubu while speaking at Chatham House in London on Monday, barely 24 hours after he failed to attend a town hall meeting attended by three other presidential candidates said those that invite him to debates intend to make money off him because he’s popular.   Responding to a question on why he snubs debates, Tinubu said, “I see myself as a marketable individual. You want to use me to make money and I’m saying no.” Speaking on controversies surrounding his age, school, and time in the private sector, the APC candidate said, “At the time of birth, I was dated March 29, 1952, in the family record. Then, I don’t think I had decided to be President ...
<strong>Why Atiku Should Quit Presidential Race – Tinubu</strong>
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Why Atiku Should Quit Presidential Race – Tinubu

Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has asked Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, counterpart, Atiku Abubakar to step down from the presidential race. Tinubu during a meeting with traditional rulers and stakeholders of the Niger Delta region at the headquarters of Gbaramatu kingdom of Delta State said that Atiku having run unsuccessfully too many times should step down from the contest.   The APC presidential candidate said “As I stand before you, there are few of us running. One says he is Atiku, how many times has he been running? He is now tired of running. Let’s tell him to go and sit down and quit the race. Enough is enough.” Tinubu termed Peter Obi, Labour Party presidential candidate, as a man that was not desired by citizens becau...
Keyamo Responds To Tinubu’s Alleged Involvement In Drug Trafficking
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Keyamo Responds To Tinubu’s Alleged Involvement In Drug Trafficking

Festus Keyamo, SAN, spokesperson for the Tinubu-Shettima  Presidential Campaign Council, has described the document which alleged that Bola Tinubu was indicted in a drug trafficking and money laundering case in the United States as a sign of frustration by the opposition. Keyamo in his reaction to the allegation on his verified Twitter account on Wednesday said those behind the claim were engaged in a futile effort. See Also: Shettima A Grand Commander Of Bandits – PDP He said, “Sign of frustration: They are seeking to wake a horse long dead and buried and for which a media house publicly apologised in 2016 when they tried to use the story”. It followed the resurfacing of an old judgment document on Tuesday, alleging that the United States District Court, Northern Dis...
Tinubu Urges APC to Do More Ahead of 2023 Elections
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Tinubu Urges APC to Do More Ahead of 2023 Elections

The Presidential Candidate of the All Progressive Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, insists that the party members in the Northeast ought to do more ahead of the 2023 general elections. See Also: Tinubu Lobbied To Become Abachas’s Minister – Peter Obi Media    While speaking during the wedding reception of Governor Yahaya’s son, Mishahu Yahaya, he reminded the devotees of APC that Kashim Shettima, his running mate, is from their region. He also thanked the party supporters and members for all their support. “Now that your son is equally the running mate you have to double your efforts, and you have to do more." “I challenge you to do more than what you have done in the past”, Tinubu said Ahmed Lawan, The President of the Senate said the Northeast is Tinubu’s second zone a...
Soyinka Berates Pyrates Confraternity For Mocking Tinubu
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Soyinka Berates Pyrates Confraternity For Mocking Tinubu

Noble Laurette, Prof Wole Soyinka, has expressed displeasure at a trending viral showing some alleged members of the National Association of Seadogs popularly known as Pyrates Confraternity mocking the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu. A viral video pictured the members dressed in red and white attire dancing and chanting, “Hand dey shake, leg dey shake, baba wey no well, he dey shout Emi Lokan.” The song could be loosely translated to imply “With an unstable hand and leg, a man with frail health is claiming it’s his turn to be Nigeria’s president.” Recall that “Emi Lokan,” became popular when Tinubu during a meeting with APC delegates in Ogun State on June 3, expressed frustration over the non-support of his presidential ambition by s...
2023 Election: No Society Can Strive On Injustice – Shettima
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2023 Election: No Society Can Strive On Injustice – Shettima

Senator Kashim Shettima, the vice-presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has promised Nigerians that if elected, his principal, Bola Tinubu would be just to all Nigerians. He said that Tinubu will run a Nigeria where everyone has a sense of belonging, irrespective of their religion, tribe, and political affiliations. Shettima, a former Governor of Borno State, disclosed this on Tuesday during the one-year service held in honour of Governor Dapo Abiodun’s late father, Dr. Emmanuel Abiodun, at the St. James Anglican Church, Iperu-Remo, Ogun State. He said, “We need to build a new nation because the hope of the black man is on Nigeria. The onus is on us to secure the future of our children yet unborn.” See Also: Delegates Have Realised Their Mistakes – ...
Muslim-Muslim Ticket: Nigeria Struggling To Remain A Country – Ezekwesili  
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Muslim-Muslim Ticket: Nigeria Struggling To Remain A Country – Ezekwesili  

Dr Oby Ezekwesili, a former Minister of Education, has frowned at the decision of Bola Tinubu to pick Senator Kashim Shettima, presenting a Muslim-Muslim ticket for the 2023 election under the All Progressives Congress. Dr Oby Ezekwesili, a former Minister of Education, has frowned at the decision of Bola Tinubu to pick Senator Kashim Shettima, a fellow Muslim as his running mate for the 2023 election under the All Progressives Congress. Ezekwesili in a tweet on her Twitter handle described Tinubu’s decision as “innate dishonesty when people fluctuate their rhetorics just to suit personal interest rather than adopt a strategy for success that shapes an inclusive society.” Her reaction comes on the heels of growing concerns and condemnation from different quarters on the choic...