A former Lagos state governor and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress(APC), Bola Tinubu has drawn criticisms to himself, after a recent statement.
There have been speculations that Tinubu was trying to impose Oyetola, the All Progressives Congress’ candidate for the September gubernatorial election on Osun State so as to loot money.
However, speaking during is visit to the palace of the Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Jimoh Olanipekun, Tinubu, while debunking the notion said, there was no need for such as the state isn’t as rich as his candidate or himself.
“Oyetola is a reliable person. He may be quiet, but the sense he has… he is an encyclopedia of finance.
He will not take a bribe; he will not steal your money. If he is looking for money, he would have stayed back in Lagos. Osun doesn’t have Oyetola’s kind of money.
I’m not abusing the state. I asked those saying that I’m trying to plant Oyetola in Osun, that how much does Osun have? Osun doesn’t have my kind of money.”
Tinubu has come under serious backlash for the statement, as Nigerians have queried why a member of a party that says its fighting corruption would make such a statement.
See reactions below
Tinubu claimed at the Osun rally that he was richer than the state and no anti-corruption fighter has asked how an ordinary former governor can make such a claim.
Oh! He's not atiku or saraki
— Afinju w'oja (@SimplyTEEWHY) September 9, 2018
Bola Tinubu, a former governor with no verifiable record of successful private sector practice or ventures is openly claiming to be richer than an entire state. Na real wa oh.
— Aedan Nonso Asika (@AedanAsika) September 10, 2018
PDP, I hope you have put a Rapid Response Squad on the ready to go pick up a powerful late signing in Lagos. If what we hear is correct, Tinubu wants to act true to type. Get guys ready to drag Ambode to the party and hand him the ticket.
— Mazi Gburugburu (@Mazigburugburu1) September 10, 2018
I am richer than Osun state – Bola Tinubu
Guess who wrecked Osun state by collecting 101% return from the Governor he installed in Osun state? 👆
— Maybeks (@MayUbeku) September 10, 2018
I have watched Jagaban video more than 10 times, there is no where Asiwaju said he is richer than Osun, but he said Kabiyesi Osun can not pay me. “Eo le gbo Bukata mi"
Truth be told, can Osun meet Jagaban needs?
Ride on Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, you are a National leader.
— Tunmise Reformer (@TunmiseMR) September 10, 2018
“You don’t have money in Osun for him (APC Osun Guber Candidate, Gboyega Oyetola) to steal.
Some say I’m interested in your money that’s why I brought a stranger to you but how much does Osun even have? Osun doesn’t have my money.”
– Bola Tinubu to the Ataoja of Osogbo. pic.twitter.com/QmVFOjE0wV
— Demola Olarewaju (@DemolaRewaju) September 10, 2018