‘I Don’t Believe In One Nigeria’ — Bola Tinubu Blows Hot
It’s Thursday, and AllNews takes you back to April 1997, when Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the current national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), allegedly said that he “does not believe in One Nigeria.”
Biafran separatists are the majority of those who oppose a single Nigeria and want the West African country to be divided.
Tinubu began his political career in 1992, when he joined the Social Democratic Party (SDP), where he was a member of the Peoples Front faction, which included Umaru Yar’Adua, Atiku Abubakar, Baba Gana Kingibe, Rabiu Kwankwaso, Abdullahi Aliyu Sumaila, Magaji Abdullahi, Dapo Sarumi, and Yomi Edu. Before Nigeria’s return to democracy in 1999, In the short-lived Nigerian Third Republic, he was elected to the Senate, representing the Lagos West constituency.
Tinubu became a founding member of the pro-democracy National Democratic Coalition after the results of the June 12, 1993 presidential elections were annulled, a party that organized support for the restoration of democracy and recognition of Moshood Abiola as the election’s winner.
He went into exile in 1994 after General Sani Abacha’s takeover of power as military head of state, and returned to the country in 1998 after the military dictator’s death, ushering in the Fourth Nigerian Republic.
Bola Tinubu was a protégé of Alliance for Democracy (AD) leaders Abraham Adesanya and Ayo Adebanjo in the run-up to the 1999 elections.
He went on to win the AD primaries for the Lagos State governorship elections in defeating Funsho Williams and Wahab Dosunmu, a former Minister of Works and Housing.
He was elected to the office of Governor of Lagos State on the AD ticket in January 1999. He has been a colossal force in Nigeria’s political terrain since serving twice as the number one citizen of Lagos State.
A past Tinubu interview with Ayo Arowolo, the current Chief of Staff (CoS) to the Chairman of Arise Party, Prince Nduka Obaigbena, has surfaced online, prompting some social media commentators to challenge the 68-year-patriotism. old’s
Meanwhile, at the time of publishing, AllNews was unable to independently check the publication’s authenticity.
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