Daily Trust

Tinubu reverses on “richer than Osun” statement

Former Lagos governor Bola Tinubu and leader of the APC has said he would never do anything to demean the people of Osogbo after statements that he boasted to be richer than Osun, according to a video that’s emerged.

Speaking at the palace of Ataoja of Osogbo, Jimoh Olanipekun, on Saturday, the APC National Leader had said, “Osun doesn’t have my kind of money”.

Now Tinubu says that statement was twisted and intended to cause “bad blood” between him, the Ataoja and the people of Osun, according to a sstatement released by Tinubu’s spokesman Tunde Rahman.

“For the avoidance of doubts, however, Asiwaju Tinubu did not disparage the people Osogbo in his remarks at the palace. What the APC leader said is that in vying for Osun governorship, the party’s candidate, Alhaji Isiaka Gboyega Oyetola, is motivated by service and not by any selfish consideration.

“He said for Alhaji Oyetola, using the governorship, if elected, as an avenue for primitive wealth accumulation is the least of his considerations for the office. He recalls that Alhaji Oyetola is an insurance guru who has been in the corporate world for over 30 years now. He founded and raised his company to the enviable level that it is today.