CSO knocks Tinubu over outburst against Buhari, Osinbajo | Dailytrust

CSO knocks Tinubu over outburst against Buhari, Osinbajo

Bola Ahmed Tinubu
Bola Ahmed Tinubu

The Save Nigeria Movement, a pro-democracy group and think-tank, has observed with dismay the arrogant and boastful disposition of the National Leader of the APC and presidential aspirants for the 2023 general election.

In a statement signed and made available to journalists in Abuja by the Convener of the group, Rev. Solomon Semaka, the group insisted that recent comments attributed to the National leader of the APC, Tinubu poses a great threat to the cohesion of the APC as a party.

The statement said his comments also threaten the unity of the country should Tinubu have his way to the presidency.

“Tinubu’s desperation is getting out of hand.

“Barely three months ago during his nationwide consultations, Tinubu insisted he was out to achieve his lifelong ambition to rule Nigeria.

“Recently he has been pointing accusing fingers at law-abiding citizens and calling them betrayers because they chose to follow their minds or aspire for the same position. This is unhealthy for democracy”, the statement said.

“His spurious claims of making Buhari president and insisting that the presidency must be zoned to the Yoruba ethnic group and must be given to him at all cost is not only unpatriotic but treasonable as Nigeria is nobody’s personal estate to be so traded.

“In as much as he has every constitutional right to vote and be voted for, it is dangerous for a presidential candidate to make such wild claims,” the group queried.

The group warned that Tinubu who is used to doing his wish in Lagos for decades should understand that Nigeria is not Lagos and he cannot expect people to catch a cold when he coughs as Lagosians do.

“Tinubu must know that his gentleman agreement with Buhari (if any) is not binding on Nigerians.

“His outbursts betray any iota of trust left with him. He must stop seeing Nigeria with the eyes with which he saw Lagos.

“The years of impunity are over and the people’s voice must be heard above all the deafening noise of bullies”, the statement added.

The CSO called on all Nigerians to reject the candidature of Tinubu as he has shown himself to be vindictive and vengeful in his utterances and precedents.

Though the APC is considering sanctioning Tinubu, he has since apologised, saying he was quoted out of context.

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