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General News of Friday, 10 June 2022


I don't believe in one Nigeria - Old comments of Bola Tinubu resurface

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Past comments of All Progressives Congress flagbearer, Bola Ahmed Tinubu claiming he does not believe in one Nigeria has resurfaced.

On April 11, 1994, Bola Tinubu was convinced that a partitioning of the Nigeria would cure the country of its perennial challenges and set it on the path of success.

He made this statement which was published in the Sunday Politics newspaper three years before he won the Lagos State Governorship election in 1999.

Although many people see Bola Tinubu as the godfather of Lagos, others believe otherwise.

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Another comment which resurfaced on social media blog, Gistlovers showed how Tinubu convinced Nigerians in 2014 to remove President Goodluck Jonathan and vote in Muhammadu Buhari.

According to him, voting out Goodluck will guarantee the country steady power supply and sufficient crude oil. He also promised that Buhari will pay each jobless youth an amount of N5000 monthly.

Tinubu said;

"Nigerians, the only way to have steady light and fuel is to remove Goodluck Jonathan. And I promise you in six months Nigeria will be swimming in crude oil and fuel. Buhari will pay you all N5000 monthly for being jobless, our youth will be gainfully employed with out 3,000,000 jobs a year. - Bola Tinubu 2014."

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However, these promises never came to pass. The country still faces power outages constantly, the cost of fuel continues to rise. The number of unemployed youth keeps increasing.

Having campaigned for Muhammadu Buhari in 2014 to become president, Bola Tinubu is presently embarking on a presidential campaign to contest the 2023 general election after emerging the flagbearer of the APC.

He will battle several other aspirants such as Atiku Abubakar of the PDP, Peter Obi of Labour Party, Senator Kwankwaso of NNPP among others.

See his old comments below;

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