– Bola Tinubu, has dismissed a rumour that he publicly
condemned the policies and performance of President
– Tinubu’s aide said the ongoing charade on the social
media was to attribute falsely to Tinubu a piece he did
not write, describing it as absolute nonsense
Buhari and Tinubu
The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress,
Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has dismissed a rumour that he
publicly condemned the policies and performance of
President Muhammadu Buhari.
Mr Tinubu in a statement signed by his spokesperson
Sunday Dare and made available to our reporter said he
had no rift with the President.
Tinubu denied a comment alleged to have been made by
him denouncing President Buhari’s policies and
performance was far from the truth.
Dare said over the weekend, more than 80 people called
and emailed him about the purported comment.
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“They were angry that some people would just manipulate
and fabricate stories and go ahead to publish lies and
absolute nonsense. All I could do was to calm them down.
In the social media age, any knucklehead can publish or
turn fact on its head. But we know this recent one is again
coming from the stable of people who have sworn to
destroy the relationship between President Buhari and
Asiwaju Tinubu. Already, they have failed.
“The fact is this: Sam Omatseye, who is the chairman,
editorial board of The Nation, is a journalist of repute and a
powerful and independent mind, who needs no prodding
before he writes. He has been running a weekly Monday
column since the paper’s inception and cannot and does
not speak for Asiwaju Tinubu. His Monday 30th May
column, titled ‘When the bell rings twice’ is entirely an
analysis by him, penned and signed by him.”
Dare said the ongoing charade on the social media was to
attribute falsely to Tinubu a piece he did not write,
describing it as absolute nonsense.
Recall that Bola Tinubu recently advised Nigerians not to
lament, murmur or give into despair but to look ahead with