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General News of Wednesday, 18 January 2023


2023: 'It is his turn to chop' – APC campaign DG Lalong appeal to Nigerians to vote Tinubu

Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Simon Lalong Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Simon Lalong

Governor Simon Lalong says it is the turn of Bola Ahmed Tinubu to "chop" (slang for eat) as he appealed to Nigerians to vote for the ll Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate.

The Plateau Governor who is also the Director General of the APC Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) made the appeal when at the party’s presidential campaign rally in Ilorin, the Kwara capital.

“If you do me good, I’ll do you good. If you do good on the other side, we’ll do good on this side. That is Emi Lokan. Is that not Emi Lokan?”, he asked party supporters.

“Asiwaju has done good. It is his turn, it is your turn, it is our turn. If you chop alone, you will die alone.

“He didn’t chop alone, so it is his turn to chop. And that is why Emi Lokan is very important”, the governor said.

His comments unsettled vice presidential candidate, Senator Kashim Shettima, who stood by.

The former Borno governor called the attention of Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq and muttered something to him, reports Daily Post.

In several reactions, Nigerians say Lalong’s bizarre speech suggests the APC was seeking to retain the presidency for pecuniary gains.

“At this point, the choice is yours. It will be a national disgrace if this set of people are handed over the affairs of this nation”, @SammyKing tweeted.