- A group in the southwest is not happy with the recent actions of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu
- The group is against Tinubu's recent donation to victims of a fire incident in Katsina, saying it is mere eye service
- According to the group, this is not the first time the APC leader is betraying his people in order to seek political relevance in northern Nigeria
A southwest group, Omoluabi Coalition, has condemned the visit and donation by former governor of Lagos state and national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to victims of fire outbreak at a market in Katsina state.
According to a statement sent to Legit.ng by the group on Thursday, March 25, and signed by its leader, Seye Karounwi, the action by the APC chieftain is a mere political eye service.
Part of the statement read:
“Asiwaju Tinubu turned blind eye to a similar crisis at the Sasha Market in Ibadan, Oyo state or the recent fire outbreak at the Akesan Market in Oyo township, but jumped into a long journey to Katsina state ‘to sympathize with the victims and to be his brothers’ keeper.’
“We cannot but conclude that the purpose of Asiwaju Tinubu’s visit to Katsina is firmly rooted in politics, and has nothing to do with philanthropy.”
Legit.ng had on Wednesday, March 24, reported that Tinubu promised to donate the sum of N50 million to victims of the Katsina central market fire during a condolence visit to Governor Aminu Masari.
The former Lagos state governor, also, in the company of Governor Masari visited traders who lost their goods in the fire.
Meanwhile, the presidency has dismissed the rumour making the round that there is a rift between President Muhammadu Buhari and Tinubu.
According to Garba Shehu, media aide to the president, the fact Tinubu is not around the Presidential Villa every day does not make him less of a friend to the president and the administration.
Aanu Adegun is a politics and current affairs content editor at Legit.ng with over 7 years of experience in both digital and traditional media. A graduate of English Studies from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo state, Aanu started his journalism career as a features writer. Aanu, who is also a creative writer has written books and children magazines. He once anchored some specialised pages of a national newspaper. Aanu is also a satirist.