- Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is on the brink of another legal battle
- The APC stalwart was reported to have threatened the life of Governor Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom during his rally in the state.
- Despite Governor Udom’s subtle reaction, a concerned group issued Tinubu a seven-day ultimatum to retract his statement or face legal charges.
Akwa Ibom, Uyo – All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been given a seven-day ultimatum to withdraw his threat against Governor Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom.
As reported by the Vanguard newspaper, Tinubu was said to have made a controversial comment recently during his rally in the south-south state.
It followed that Governor Udom on Monday January 30 responded with a subtle taunt to the APC standard-bearer saying he should focus on his manifesto rather than target his PDP counterpart.
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Meanwhile, Akwa Ibom Integrity Alliance (AIIA) on Wednesday February 1 through a statement issued an ultimatum to the APC presidential candidate to withdraw his statement and apologize or risk facing litigation.
Stephen Abia, President of AIIA in a statement said:
“We are hereby compelled to declare the following: We are concerned about the threat to the life of the Governor of Akwa Ibom State in the unfortunate outburst of Mr. Tinubu.
“For us to seriously oppose such unjustified, unfortunate and uncontrollable level of invective by Mr. Tinubu on our state and our people as Governor Mr. Emmanuel bluntly is the face of Akwa Ibom State.
“Subsequently, we are giving Bola Tinubu and all his accomplices seven days to retract the threats and apologize to the government and people of Akwa Ibom State or risk immediate legal action.”
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In another development, Atiku Abubakar says that Bola Tinubu’s recent comment is an attempt to disassociate himself from the APC.
The PPD presidential candidate affirmed that his APC counterpart is an integral part of the ruling party.
The former vice president also said that Tinubu’s recent comments suggest that he is about to fire President Buhari.
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Meanwhile, the governor of Kaduna state has revealed the kind of leader Bola Tinubu will be if he eventually emerges as Nigeria’s next president.
The APC governor in an interview on Wednesday revealed that Tinubu will be a transitional leader employing young minds in his government.
Urging the youth to remain calm about Tinubu’s age, he noted that the former Lagos state governor has all the experience needed to run the complex country called Nigeria.