Pat Utomi's Alleged Involvement with Tinubu During 2023 Election Sparks Heated Online Debate
- Rumours are circulating that Bola Tinubu, the president-elect, 'planted' some Labour Party chieftains in the opposition party
- Professor Pat Utomi allegedly stepped aside for Peter Obi as a result of the 'game' played by Tinubu
- Recall that Tawfiq Akinwale, the Oyo state LP gubernatorial candidate, earlier made a similar claim
FCT, Abuja - The claim that president-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, 'planted' Professor Pat Utomi, Doyin Okupe and Kenneth Okonkwo in the Labour Party (LP) has generated notable reactions on social media.
According to the fresh viral claim, Tinubu asked Prof. Utomi, a chieftain of the LP, to step down for Peter Obi, the opposition party's candidate in the 2023 election, and then he (Tinubu) 'sponsored' the LP.
Nigerians on the popular social networking platform, Twitter, have been reacting to the rumour.
See some reactions below:
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"Agbado fc are happy dat Tinubu told Pat Utomi to step down for Obi and then he sponsored LP.
"This kind dumb lies & propaganda can only be manufacturered by the SANpaper himself, Keyamo.
"APC supporters are the mad set of people we ve in Nigeria, they are like zombie in nature."
Young Alhaji wondered why the election was rigged if Tinubu was really a strategic political guru, as claimed.
@m_azor said both the people spreading the fake news and those believing it have no sense.
How Tinubu asked Utomi to step down for Peter Obi, Labour Party gov candidate
The growing rumour about Tinubu, Obi and Utomi comes on the back of a similar claim by Tawfiq Akinwale, the Oyo state LP gubernatorial candidate in the March 2023 election.
Akinwale alleged that Tinubu asked Prof. Utomi to step down for Peter Obi in the buildup to the 2023 general elections.
Akinwale, who spoke in the Yoruba language, made the allegation while appearing as a guest on a radio programme on 101.7 YES FM, Ibadan.
Why Tinubu met with Rabiu Kwankwaso in France, Jibrin speaks
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Abdulmumin Jibrin, a House of Representatives-elect, cleared the air regarding the meeting between Tinubu, and Rabiu Kwankwaso in France.
Tinubu met with the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) on Monday, May 15, in Paris, France, 'for the sake of national unity, cohesion and development'.
Ex-UK prime minister Tony Blair visits Tinubu
Legit.ng also reported that Tony Blair, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (UK), pledged to support the incoming administration of the president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Blair made this known during his visit to Tinubu in Nigeria before his inauguration as the 16th President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.