Former Governor of Lagos State and presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu hails from the South-South area, says a Delta State politician, Ariyi Emami.
Naija Information understands that the 45-year-old get together chieftain made the assertion whereas projecting Tinubu as the perfect particular person to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari come 2023.
Emami whereas interacting with newsmen on Tuesday described the mix of Tinubu and former Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima as a superb product that the ruling get together can simply market.
Explaining what he meant by Tinubu being a South-South man, Emami mentioned: “Nicely, to a few of us, he’s good to go. When a product is sweet, you don’t want loads of commercial to promote it.
“Asiwaju is an excellent product and in Delta state, I don’t see any distinction in different components of Nigeria, if Asiwaju can get it in different components, he can equally get it within the South-South as a result of he’s an excellent product to market on his personal.
“It’s simpler for us to promote Asiwaju than another individuals that you’ll wrestle and wrestle to promote within the South-south. Asiwaju is a family title within the South-south.
“In my state, he’s a part of my state. To me, I’ll let you know that Asiwaju is from Delta state as a result of in Itsekiri, they’ll let you know that the in-law is the third member of the family. So, after my father, mom, brother, the opposite particular person is in-law. Itsekiri or folks from Delta don’t disenfranchise their in-law.
“Asiwaju equally has the identical proper as I do to partake in something, to be a part of any assembly and have his personal justifiable share in something.
“I can boldly let you know Asiwaju is from Delta state. Being that he’s from Delta, Asiwaju is from South-south.”
CAN Speaks On Assembly Tinubu Over Muslim-Muslim Ticket Controversy
The Christian Affiliation of Nigeria (CAN) has denied meeting with Tinubu or any of his representatives over the Muslim-Muslim ticket controversy.
Naija Information earlier reported that the Tinubu Marketing campaign Organisation (TCO) spokesman, Bayo Onanuga, had mentioned his principal is assembly with spiritual leaders and different related stakeholders to elucidate his selection of Shettima as his operating mate.
Onanuga mentioned the Tinubu camp determined to not make the newest improvement public till some points are finalised, including that there was an association to not have it publicized.
He, nevertheless, disclosed that his principal would handle the media when the consultations are finished.
Reacting to the declare, Adebayo Oladeji, spokesman to CAN President, Olasupo Ayokunle, said that Tinubu has not reached out to the affiliation over the Muslim-Muslim ticket controversy.
Oladeji added that such a gathering has not taken place with Tinubu or his representatives forward of the 2023 presidential election.
“I’m not certain anyone has reached out to CAN, at the least, to not my data,” he mentioned.
Additionally talking, CAN Basic Secretary, Joseph Daramola, mentioned Tinubu has not met with the CAN management, including that the affiliation couldn’t be swayed into altering its stance on the controversial Muslim-Muslim ticket.
“I don’t find out about that. I’m in Abuja presently and I can let you know that I’ve not seen or met anyone that appears like Tinubu in particular person,” he mentioned.