- A support group has reacted angrily to the attacks on the presidential aspirant of the APC, Bola Tinubu, from various quarters in the country
- The group faulted some sponsored online media attacks on the national leader of the APC, Tinubu, noting it is uncalled for
- Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the group further urged politicians and human rights activists to thread with caution as they are being monitored
A socio-political group, under the umbrella of the Yoruba Ronu Group, has warned politicians against involving in the campaign of calumny ahead of the forthcoming 2023 elections.
The Punch reports that the group specifically condemned some alleged sponsored online media attacks against one of the presidential aspirants and national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, the chairman of the group, Mr Diran Iyantan, said mischievous posts online had become a routine.
He alleged that the source of those publications is well known and traceable to certain misguided politicians and fake human rights crusaders.
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“We have repeatedly stated in our previous releases that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s ambition does not stop other Yoruba or any South-West person from aspiring to the same position.
“It is, therefore, sad to see fellow Yoruba persons casting aspersions on the person of Jagaban for flying high the flag of the Yoruba race.
“We are aware that these cowards and hack-writers have benefited from Asiwaju’s benevolence in the past, only to turn around and sponsor negative publications to impugn his reputation. We charge them to desist forthwith from such callousness because their duplicitous conduct will eventually hunt them down.”
The group urged politicians to promote their political party interest, to conduct themselves with maturity, dignity and mutual respect in the interest of the people of Yoruba-land and, by extension, Nigeria.
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Speaking on the life and times of the late nonagenarian, Tinubu said she was a great woman whose kindness, candor, sense of commitment, loyalty, and history is worth celebrating.
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In a related development, former governor of Sokoto, Attahiru Bafarawa said that Tambuwal is the right man to be made the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s flagbearer for the 2023 presidential election.
Bafarawa made this declaration on Tuesday, February 8, during Tambuwal's recent visit to Kebbi to meet with PDP stakeholders on his presidential ambition.
The former governor maintained that the aspirant has the capacity to emerge as President Buhari's successor, going by his experience in all arms and levels of government.