The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, has told Bola Tinubu to stop going to Abeokuta, as the All Progressives Congress’ (APC) presidential candidate is in the habit of making gaffes whenever he finds himself in the Ogun State capital.
In the build-up to his party’s presidential primaries, Tinubu went into a tirade in Abeokuta, calling out those he perceived were standing in his way, including Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun.
‘Emilokan’ and ‘O lule’, which have since found their way into the Nigerian political lexicon, were used by Tinubu in Abeokuta prior to the APC presidential primaries in June.
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Speaking through Diran Onifade, Head of Media of the Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Council, Obi said Tinubu’s advisers should tell him to stop going to Abeokuta.
“If I were to be Tinubu’s adviser, I would have advised him to stop going to Abeokuta. It was in the same Abeokuta that he made the gaffe of ‘Olule’ and how President Muhammadu Buhari was crying on TV, ’Emilokan,’ and all that.
“Now, he is saying the fuel scarcity is meant to make the elections fail and how they are going to take over power from them. Who are they or them? He could have been talking to the CBN governor (Godwin Emefiele) and the Minister of Petroleum, who is President Buhari; the same man that Tinubu has been campaigning that he wants to take over from and continue his good work.”