2023: Lagos APC Chieftain Dismisses Concerns Over Tinubu’s Age, Educational Qualification

2023: Lagos APC Chieftain Dismisses Concerns Over Tinubu’s Age, Educational Qualification

  • Comments surrounding the age, wealth, and education qualifications of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has dominated the Nigerian media in the last few days
  • The comments were triggered by the former Lagos state governor's declaration that he will contest the 2023 presidential poll
  • A prominent APC chieftain in Lagos, says the comments about Tinubu's age, wealth, and education qualifications are unjustifiable

Lagos - All Progressives Congress, APC, publicity secretary in Lagos, Seye Oladejo, has dismissed concerns over Asiwaju Bola Tinubu's age, educational qualification, and source of wealth.

There have been a series of allegations against the former Lagos state governor in the public space after the declaration of his ambition to contest in the 2023 presidential poll.

Oladejo said comments about Tinubu's age, source of wealth and educational qualification are distractions. Photo credit: Lagos APC
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Oladejo, on Tuesday, January 25, during a media parley on a wide range of issues, charged those kicking against Tinubu's presidential ambition to be democratic and provide facts rather than resorting to cheap blackmail.

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Vanguard newspaper quoted him as saying:

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“Allegations and blackmail over Asiwaju Tinubu’s source of wealth, education qualification and age, are unjustifiable because they are accusations without substantive facts.
“it is very interesting that those in opposition suddenly have access to Asiwaju’s medical record and they have become the authority on his state of health.
“Tinubu’s movement to different parts of the country in the last few months showed that he is medically fit going by World Health Organisation WHO, which defines good health as a complete state of physical, psychology and social wellbeing.”

Oladejo stressed that Tinubu should be commended for making his recent knee surgery public despite being a private citizen.

Speaking about the controversy trailing Tinubu’s age from some quarters, Oladejo said nothing has been hidden about the former Lagos state governor’s age.

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He said:

“For over one and half decades, Aswaju has always celebrated his birthday. Come March 29, Asiwaju will be 70 years old. It is as clear as that.”

On Tinubu’s source of wealth, Oladejo said:

“Asiwaju’s wealth cannot be measured in monetary value and in terms of naira and kobo. His wealth should be measured by the goodwill and image he has built through the development of men who are willing to play their parts at a time like this. These men are spread all over Nigeria.”

2023: MURIC berates Afenifere for not supporting Tinubu

On its part, an Islamic human rights organisation, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has tackled the Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, over the latter’s refusal to support Tinubu's presidential ambition.

MURIC argued that Tinubu deserves Afenifere’s support in view of his active role in the struggle for the restoration of democracy in Nigeria.

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The group made its stance known in a statement issued by its director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, on Tuesday, January 25, and seen by Legit.ng.

Tinubu vows to pay WAEC fees for all students if elected president

Meanwhile, Tinubu has promised to pay the West African Senior School Certificate Examination fees for every Nigerian child if he is elected president.

Tinubu made the statement while addressing an APC women group in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

He also urged them to stay in the APC because the party is progressive in its policies.

Source: Legit.ng

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