Tag: Bola Tinubu

Sowore Lambasts 2023 Presidential Aspirants, Calls Them Conmen

The convener of #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore has taken a swipe at some prominent Nigerian politicians whose eyes are on the nation’s presidential seat in 2023.

In a long Facebook post on Wednesday, the human rights activist described Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as “Jagaban of Corruption.” He equally wrote off the Vice President, Yemi Osibanjo as “MinimeBuhari.”

The former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, who recently made known his intention of joining the presidential race if the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) zones its presidential ticket to the south, was not left out. Sowore referred to him as “Chinese Pandora Paper man”, making reference to the 2016 Pandora Paper leaked reports which indicted the former governor of Anambra State.

He wrote: “Three weeks ago you would think the election had been decided when Jagaban of Corruption, Bola Tinubu “declared” his intention to run but soon as he discovered that his ambition was Dead on Arrival he took his ambulance and fled to London!

“Then #MinimeBuhari showed up, I am referring to the cowardly VP Professor Yemi Osinbajo and you would think he’d won the election but soon as he was challenged about his current abysmal assignment, hope began to fade for the law professor who constantly claimed his hands are tied.

“It is now the turn of the #Chinese Pandora Paper man, Peter Obi! Ah, he’s gonna open a Gofundme to finance his campaign after all the funds looted from Anambra during his tenure as Governor! This too is dead upon discovery just as transparent dodo!

“The truth is that we’ve changed course, no more hanging our patrimony to deceitful, decrepit conmen that ruined Nigeria. We are not apologetic about it. The organic structures have taken over from the criminal transactional structures of the terminators.”

History Will Be Cruel To Tinubu, Bisi Akande, Gbajabiamila, Others Over Their Position On Yoruba Nation

The umbrella body for Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, has criticised the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, and other APC leaders in the South-West leaders for opposing “separatist agitations”.

SaharaReporters had reported that Tinubu and some other APC leaders in the South-West, including the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila had opposed agitations for Yoruba Nation at a meeting on Sunday.

They however supported some of the resolutions made by the Southern Governors recently regarding open grazing and restructuring.

But Ilana Oodua through its spokesperson, Maxwell Adeleye, told The PUNCH Newspaper that the decision made by the APC leaders was unfortunate.

The group headed by Prof Banji Akintoye also told the APC leaders that “history will not be kind to them” for “opposing the wish of the people”.

“People need to correct this. It is not secession. What we are fighting for is the self-determination right of our people as guaranteed by the United Nations Charter on Human rights and even the 1999 constitution.

“It is our right to fight for self-determination. Tinubu and others are entitled to their opinions. Conduct a poll and you will see that a majority of Yoruba people want their own nation.

“It is unfortunate that Chief Bisi Akande is present where the yearning and aspirations of Yoruba people will be denied. If his mentor, the late Chief Bola Ige – is alive, will Bisi Akande say the things he read out yesterday?

“If the likes of Tinubu, Baba Akande because of their ambition, Baba Akande are not careful, history will not be kind to them for standing against the yearnings and aspirations of the people. Without the people, they cannot be leaders,” he said.

Femi Kuti Threatens To Sue Tinubu, APC Over Use Of Fela’s Trademark For 2023 Presidential Campaign

The family of the popular Human Rights Activist and Afrobeat pioneer, Late Fela Anikulapo Kuti, has threatened to sue Bola Tinubu and the All Progressives Congress for using the musician’s trademark on 2023 Presidential campaign T-shirts for the APC National Leader.

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Femi Kuti, the eldest son of the legendary musician, took to his Twitter page to call out the Nigerian politician’s campaigners and his political party the APC to desist from using the radical artiste’s name to promote Mr. Tinubu and his party; All Progressives Congress (APC).

“I have seen the tweet by @APCNigeria and confirm that use of Fela’s name on the T-shirts bearing the name “JAGABAN”  was never authorized. The family owns the trademark and the use constitutes an infringement and disregard of our legal rights.  The user is advised to cease and desist and to immediately delete this tweet,” Mr. Kuti said.

He stated further that the legend’s name should never be used to promote any political agenda of any sort, as the family does not align with any Nigerian political party.

“We are carefully assessing the situation and failure to comply with this demand will leave us with no other option but to explore any legal options” he added.

Fela’s family threatens to take legal actions against Tinubu and the APC if the parties fail to comply.