- Bola Tinubu, the APC presidential candidate, received Prince Dapo Abiodun while holidaying in France
- Abiodun, Ogun state governor, shared a photo of himself and the APC national leader in the European country
- The picture, however, did not impress several of the governor's followers, with many reminding him of the bad roads in Ogun state
Twitter - Ogun state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has visited the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu in France.
The governor said he spent quality time with the APC presidential candidate and that they rubbed minds on numerous party and national issues.
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“Spent quality time with our party leader and Presidential candidate, @officialABAT to rub minds on numerous party and national issues.”
Abiodun's followers chide governor over unpaid salaries, bad road network in Ogun
Comments by the followers of the governor, however, suggest many were not impressed with the photo shared.
Catherine Igbamosun Onaifo wrote:
“Public schools in the state are on strike and you care less. God is watching you. Every leader will give an account of their stewardship to God at least. I know you attend church even if it is to go and occupy the seat.”
Akeredolu Abimbolu wrote:
“You can also spend quality time touring the state you’re governing to see problems such as bad roads, health care, etc, and spending quality time deliberating on solutions that will be implemented.”
Ade Badejo wrote:
“His Excellency, kindly look into Itoikin-Ijebu ode road, there's a security concern on that road. News going round is that herdsmen/kidnappers are in that axis.”
Tinubu had travelled to Paris, France on Wednesday, June 27 for some important meetings and his spokesman said he is expected back in the country shortly.
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Meanwhile, a former deputy national publicity secretary of the APC, Timi Frank, has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to disqualify Tinubu from the 2023 general elections.
In a statement he issued in Abuja on Sunday, June 26, Frank also called on the ruling party to replace Tinubu if it hopes to be on the presidential ballot for 2023.
His demand followed the controversial educational qualification claims by the Lagos state ex-governor as contained in his presidential nomination forms recently published by INEC.
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In a related development, northern Christian and Muslim clerics have thrown their weight behind the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC), Yakubu Pam to serve as running mate to Tinubu in 2023.
The clerics who spoke at a one-day roundtable discussion in Abuja said there is a need for a harmonious and balanced ticket for the APC at the polls.
They urged the APC presidential candidate to ensure that the choice of his running mate would reflect national balance and harmony.