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BREAKING: INEC Declares APC's Bola Tinubu Nigeria's President-Elect

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Below is the latest Tinubu news today compiled by Newsone Nigeria

Certificate forgery: Court fixes Sep 7 to hear suit against Tinubu

A Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed September 7 to hear a suit seeking the disqualification of Bola Tinubu, presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC, from contesting in the 2023 elections.

The plaintiffs, four APC chieftains, are asking the court to rule that Tinubu is ineligible to run for president in the 2023 presidential election as the party’s candidate because he allegedly submitted false information to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

In a 33-paragraph affidavit in support of the suit deposed to by one Ibiang Miko Ibiang, the plaintiffs averred that Tinubu falsely swore to an affidavit in 1999 in which he claimed to have attended St Paul Aroloya Children Home School, Ibadan -1958-64, and Government College, Ibadan -1965-68 and presented the same to INEC.

According to the plaintiffs, the deposition is untrue. They claimed in his INEC form for the 2023 elections, Tinubu refused to include any information about his primary and secondary schools to hide the false information he had provided to INEC.

Ruling on an ex parte application, Justice Ahmed Mohammed granted an order for substituted service on Tinubu after the plaintiffs’ counsel, Goddy Uche, told the court that substituted service has become necessary because all attempts to serve the presidential candidate proved abortive.

Tinubu is solution to Nigeria’s challenges, says Oluwo

The Paramount Ruler of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, has described the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as the solution to Nigeria’s challenges.

Oba Akanbi, who said that Tinubu is a unifier whose conducts have been instrumental to the sustenance of one Nigeria, said the former governor turned Lagos State into a template for others to emulate. He, therefore, urged Nigerians to entrust the destiny of the country in his hand.

“Tinubu is a detribalised Nigerian. His milestone in turning Lagos State to a cynosure of all eyes is a credit to his image. Entrust Nigeria in his hand and go to sleep. You will see wonder when you wake up.”

Pyrates Confraternity’s song mocking Tinubu distasteful, says Soyinka

Elder statesman, Prof Wole Soyinka, has expressed disgust at a viral video showing some purported members of the National Association of Seadogs, otherwise called Pyrates Confraternity, mocking the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, in a song.

In the one-minute video, the members dressed in red and white attire danced and chanted thus, “Hand dey shake, leg dey shake, baba wey no well he dey shout Emi Lokan,” roughly translated to mean “With an unstable hand and leg, a man with a frail health is sounding off that it’s his turn to be Nigeria’s president.’’

The phrase, “Emi Lokan,’’ sneaked into the nation’s consciousness on June 3, 2022, during a meeting with the party delegates in Abeokuta, Ogun State, where Tinubu expressed frustration over the non-support of his ambition to win the party’s presidential ticket.

This, he noted, having worked for the emergence of Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) as President in 2015, including Mr. Dapo Abiodun as Ogun State governor, who he referred to as ‘Eleyi’ (this one).

In a statement on Monday titled, ‘Interim statement on a dubious political outing,’ the Nobel laureate said that his attention was drawn to a video clip making internet rounds, of a dancing and chanting group, in red and white costume, purportedly members of the Pyrates Confraternity.

Soyinka said, “The display acidly targets a presidential candidate in the awaited 2023 elections. Since the whole world knows of my connection with that fraternity, it is essential that I state in clear, unambiguous terms that I am not involved in that public performance nor in any way associated with the sentiments expressed in the songs.

“Like any other civic group, the Pyrates Confraternity is entitled to its freedom of expression, individually or collectively. So also, is Wole Soyinka in his own person. I do not interfere in, nor do I attempt to dictate the partisan political choices of the Confraternity. I remain unaware that the association ever engages in a collective statement of sponsorship or repudiation of any candidate. This is clearly a new and bizarre development, fraught with unpredictable consequences.

“In addition, let me make the following cultural affirmation. I have listened to the lyrics of the chant intently and I am frankly appalled. I find it distasteful. I belong to a culture where we do not mock physical afflictions or disabilities. Very much the contrary. The Yoruba religion indeed designate a deity, Obatala, as the divine protector of the afflicted, no matter the nature of such affliction. This sensibility is engrained in us from childhood and remains with us all our lives. It operates on the principle of mortal frailty to which all humanity remains vulnerable.

“One of my favourite authors, about whom, by coincidence, I had cause to write quite recently, was CLR James, author of The Black Jacobins, Beyond A Boundary etc. I called him my ideological uncle. He suffered from Parkinson’s Disease, but remained alert, lucid and combative for decades after the onset of the disease.

“We interacted politically at the Tanzanian pan-African Congress, the Dakar Festival of Negro Arts, and a number of other cultural and political fora. We met frequently in his lifetime, dined together in restaurants, despite his challenge. It would be unthinkable, and a desecration of his memory to be part of any activity that mocked his affliction.”

2023 presidency: Dino Melaye mocks Tinubu

Former Kogi West Senator, Dino Melaye, on Saturday, claimed that the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, sees the presidency as his “entitlement and retirement benefits”.

According to Melaye, Tinubu was contesting for the presidency not on basis of the greater good but to fulfill his “lifetime ambition”.

In a video shared on his Facebook page, the former lawmaker who was responding to the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, over his comment on Atiku in a TV interview recently, said, unlike Tinubu, the PDP’s candidate is contesting with rich credentials.

There will be calamity in Nigeria if Tinubu becomes president – Bishop

Electorates in the country have been asked to reject the All Progressives Congress, APC, and its presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu in the 2023 election.

An Anglican Bishop, which made this call on Saturday, said Nigerians can’t afford to suffer for another eight years.

He called on Nigerians to vote against APC and its candidate in the 2023 polls, saying any attempt to bring back the APC at the federal level will be calamitous.

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