Despite Concerns By Nigerians, APC Insists Bola Tinubu Answers His Real Name, Never Known as Amoda Ogunlere
- Nigerians have been assured that the president-elect is not known by any other name asides from Bola Ahmed Tinubu
- The ruling All Progressives Congress made the clarification in its Frequently Asked Questions sheet made available online
- The party also debunked the claim that Bola Tinubu was born in Iragbiji, the headquarters of Boripe Local Government Area of Osun State
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The All Progressives Congress has debunked claims from several quarters that its national leader and Nigeria's president-elect was previously known as Amoda Ogunlere.
In a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) sheet made available to the public by the APC presidential campaign council, the party confirmed that several controversies had been raised over the identity of its 2023 flagbearer.
In the sheet, APC said the claim had remained a mere accusation peddled by some of Tinubu's political opponents in 2003.
The party also addressed claims that Tinubu was born in Iragbiji, a town and headquarters of Boripe Local Government Area of Osun State.
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The town also shares borders with many other towns, especially Ikirun and is inhabited by Yoruba people.
The party, in its FAQ sheet, said:
"This has remained mere accusations since they were first peddled by political opponents in 2003. None of the accusers has ever produced any document to show that Tinubu had any other name apart from being known as Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
"Till now, the accusers have also not proven that he was born in Iragbiji in Osun state."
However, the APC failed to clear the air about where the president-elect was born, even as he celebrates his 71st birthday today, Wednesday, March 29.
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Meanwhile, Bode George, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, had assured Nigerians that he would not leave the country over Bola Tinubu's emergence as president-elect, as earlier stated.
The former PDP deputy national chairman said the game is not yet over in Nigeria's polity despite the outcome of the 2023 presidential election.
According to George, he would wait on the outcome of the suit filed against Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress and the electoral body at the President Election Tribunal before perfecting his plan to leave Nigeria.
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PDP stalwart, Bode George, had revealed what he would do after Bola Tinubu emerged victorious in the just-concluded election.
In a recent interview, George maintained that Tinubu's victory might bring about severe problems in the polity; hence, he still plans to leave the country for good.
The PDP chieftain had earlier maintained he would embark on self-exile if Tinubu eventually became president.