A 1997 This Day publication surfaced on social media on Wednesday where the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, reportedly said he doesn’t believe in one Nigeria.
Tinubu who is believed to be eyeing the number one position in the country come 2023, made the statement in the April 13, 1997 edition of ThisDay newspaper.
The publication has stirred reactions from some Nigerians on social media with many bashing Tinubu for going against what he had earlier stated.
Meet Bola Tinubu, the first Presidential Candidate who doesn't believe in one Nigeria! pic.twitter.com/Tdzvx1xNnA
— Abdul-Aziz Na'ibi ☔ (@jrnaib2) August 26, 2020
April 13, 1997 Tinubu maintained he don’t believe in one Nigeria but then after he looted Lagos State from 1999 till today he has been singing the song of one Nigeria to the detriment of all Oduduwas. pic.twitter.com/6EN5OOvrOS
— Prophet itode Iloye (@IloyeItode) August 26, 2020
Nigerian politicians are shamelessly situational "patriots." They're irredentists when they're outside the orbit of power and exaggerated "patriots" when they have access to the public till. A man who didn't believe in Nigeria when he didn't have his way now wants to lead it. Ha! pic.twitter.com/vRwZDDVkad
— Farooq Kperogi, Ph.D (@farooqkperogi) August 26, 2020
Sangodele Amuda aka Bola Tinubu can never be the president of Nigeria because he does not believe in her existence, as a country. pic.twitter.com/v7yqTZlMwJ
— Nigeria Today (@utehgold) August 26, 2020
“Bola Tinubu is now a believer in one NIGERIA. Politicians in Nigeria only do what is convenient for them. No principle, no ideology, no integrity, and no reputation” @tundeednut @instablog9ja @renoomokri daddyfreeze… https://t.co/6IlXtMP45e
— Horba Ebraheem (@generalgattuzo) August 26, 2020
Suddenly, Jagaban believes in one Nigeria. I just feel for those #Arewatwitter peeps who are his supporters now. Go and ask what happened to Northerners in Lagos when @ogundamisi was OPC secretary and Tinubu was governor. Nigerians have a short fuse, hian! pic.twitter.com/FjSt35JH3P
— Ayekooto (@thebardogbamola) August 26, 2020
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