- Senator Godswill Akpabio was tongue-lashed by many Nigerians on Friday, November 26 when he posted a photo with Bola Tinubu
- The minister of Niger Delta affairs had visited the former governor of Lagos state on Thursday, November 25 in Abuja
- The minister's claim that he visited Tinubu over the recent collapse of a building in Lagos state, attracted condemnation from Nigerians
The minister, who is the immediate past governor of Akwa Ibom state, made this known in a post on his Facebook page on Friday, November 26.
“I was at the residence of the Leader of our great party, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, on a condolence visit over the recent building collapse in Lagos, where several Nigerians lost their lives. I prayed for the repose of the souls of those who died in the unfortunate incident.
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“I also used the visit to welcome our leader back from his successful medical trip abroad and prayed to God to grant him good health in abundance.”
The minister's post, however, irked many of his followers who frowned at his reason for visiting the former governor of Lagos state.
Chukwuma Eze wrote:
“You went to commiserate with the landlord of Lagos not even the governor. No wonder nothing is working in Nigeria. You old folks holds Nigeria in the jugular strangling everything good out of it. May God judge all of you.”
Joseph Chinedu Ugwu wrote:
“The condolence visit should be for the governor unless you're paying him condolence visit in advance.”
Paul Ndu asks:
“Stop dragging the dead into your dirty politics. You people meet to plan how to continue your business of strangulating the poor masses and the generation unborn and you come here to drag victims of the collapsed Ikoyi building. Meanwhile is Tinubu bereaved?”
Nwabueze Ugwusie wrote:
“You went to commiserate with Tinubu rather than the families of those who died? You leaders don't care about the masses only your interests. What a shame.”
Chijioke Nwankpa wrote:
“You went on a political mission. Stop desecrating the memory of the dead people by claiming you went to commiserate.”
APC Chieftain Asks Bola Tinubu to Contest for Presidency in 2023
Meanwhile, Senator Ganiyu Olarenwaju Solomon has joined other associates of Tinubu to ask the former Lagos state governor to join the 2023 presidential race.
Senator Solomon made his stance known while speaking to Legit.ng on the sidelines of a recent event hosted by the Tinubu Support Group in Abuja.
He said Tinubu's relationship with various individuals and groups across the country is enough for him to clinch the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential ticket.
Tinubu an epitome of change, loves Nigeria so much - APC chieftain
On his part, Ali Balogun Ibrahim, the national secretary of Asiwaju Grassroots Foundation, an organisation that has been around for over a decade, says Tinubu is a rare gem who loves Nigeria so much.
Ibrahim who is also the special assistant to the Speaker of the House of Representatives on youth matters made the comment in an exclusive interview with Legit.ng in Abuja.
The APC chieftain was speaking on the 2023 presidential election and why he thinks the former governor of Lagos state, should join the race.