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General News of Monday, 11 October 2021


I have nothing against Bola Tinubu’s presidential ambition - Shina Peller

Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Former Governor of Lagos State Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Former Governor of Lagos State

The lawmaker for Iseyin/Itesiwaju/ Kajola/Iwajowa federal constituency of Oyo State, Shina Peller has debunked reports suggesting he is not in support of the presidential ambition of the All Progressives Congress leader, Bola Tinubu.

According to him, statements claiming he said Tinubu should not be anointed president ahead of the 2023 general election is false.

“My attention has been drawn to the news on blogs quoting me to have said that the APC Leader Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu should not be anointed as next president. Sadly, it is a misrepresentation of what I said. To set the record straight, I have nothing against our leader or his presidential ambition. I have enjoyed a father and son relationship with him for years, and it remains so,” Peller said.

He noted that he only called for a fair process in selecting the candidates that will lead the party.

“I commented on the age-long political style of forcing candidates down the throats of the citizens, without thinking of the principles of equity, equality and fairness.

“I stated that the rest of the world is leaving Nigeria behind in terms of rapid growth and development and only through strong institutions, can we collectively make just decisions for visible progress in the country, especially in our electioneering process.

“The next general election is a reset period for our dear country. We must get it right! Our collective decision must be based on promoting peace and unity.”

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