2023 Elections: More Trouble for APC as Tinubu Risks Fresh Legal Battle Over Death Threat on PDP Gov’s Life
- Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) is on the brink of another legal battle
- It was gathered that the APC stalwart had issued a threat to the life of Governor Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom during his rally in the state
- Despite Udom reacting to the threat in a subtle way, a concerned group has issued a seven days ultimatum to Tinubu to retract his statement or face legal charges
Akwa Ibom, Uyo - The presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been issued a seven days ultimatum to withdraw his threat against Governor Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom.
As reported by the Vanguard newspaper, Tinubu was said to have made a controversial comment during his rally in the South south state recently.
It was gathered that Governor Udom on Monday, January 30 responded with a subtle jibe at the APC flagbearer stating that he ought to focus on his manifesto rather than aiming a dig at his counterpart in the PDP.
Fresh legal battle looms for Tinubu
Meanwhile, the Akwa Ibom Integrity Alliance (AIIA) on Wednesday, February 1, via a statement, issued an ultimatum to the APC presidential candidate to withdraw his statement and apologise or risk facing litigations.
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Stephen Abia, chairman of AIIA in a statement said:
“We are hereby constrained to state as follows: We consider as worrisome, the threat to the life of the Governor of Akwa Ibom State in the shabby outburst by Mr Tinubu.
“That we take serious exception to such unwarranted, unfortunate, and uncontrollable height of vituperation by Mr Tinubu on our state and people as the governor, Mr. Emmanuel without mincing words, is the face of Akwa Ibom State.
“Subsequently, we are giving Bola Tinubu and all his co-conspirators seven days to retract the threats and apologise to the government and people of Akwa Ibom State or risk immediate legal actions."
"You can't extricate yourself from APC failures," Atiku tells Tinubu
In another development, Atiku Abubakar said recent comments by Bola Tinubu is an attempt to disentangle himself from the APC.
The PDP presidential candidate stated that his APC counterpart is part and parcel of the ruling party.
The former vice president also said Tinubu's recent comments suggest he is about to dump President Buhari.
2023: El-Rufai speaks on how Tinubu will lead Nigeria if elected president
Meanwhile, the governor of Kaduna state has revealed the type of leader Bola Tinubu will be if he eventually emerges as Nigeria's next president.
The APC governor in an interview on Wednesday revealed Tinubu will be a transitional leader that will employ young minds in his government.
While urging Youths to remain calm over Tinubu's age, he noted that the former governor of Lagos state has all the experience needed to run the complex country called Nigeria.