Nigerians have challenged the former Lagos State governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to walk on the streets of Lagos without his security details if truly he is the “Jagaban” as claimed by him on Saturday.
Thenigeriadaily.com had earlier reported that the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), reiterated that he is “still the Jagaban” when he paid a visit to Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, at the State House in Marina on Saturday, October 24.
While addressing journalists after the meeting with the governor, Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos state denied traveling out of Nigeria after the Lekki massacre as reported by some sections of the Nigerian media.
Recall that, the Nigerian Army shooting a peaceful protest at Lekki tollgate on Tuesday evening, October 20, killing #EndSARS protesters in the process.
However, some Nigerians, suspected to be thugs, who were apparently displeased with the killing of the peaceful protesters, stormed the streets in retaliation, vandalizing several monuments in the process.
Television Continental (TVC) and The Nation newspaper as well as Oriental Hotels, linked to Tinubu were destroyed.
Asked about his whereabouts in the past few days, the APC National Leader said, “I didn’t go nowhere; I’m a Lagosian and I still hold the title of Asiwaju of Lagos and I am still a Jagaban.
“Fake news is all over the place. They say Seyi my son was kidnapped and was chased but look at him. I didn’t pay a penny to bring him here,” Tinubu added.
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Displeased with Tinubu’s statement, Nigerians took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter to challenge Tinubu to walk on the streets of Lagos without his security details to prove that he is the “JAGABAN” as he claims.
Some of the reactions captured on Twitter:
If truly Tinubu is the asiwaju of Lagos state and jagaban as he claim, let him walk alone in Lagos street physically and spiritually without any form of security….. I want to confirm how strong he is…… Hope all lagosians are ready?? #SaturdayThought money frame 2 Daniel pic.twitter.com/amAbCTiIMR
— Wale Grace (@Walegrace1) October 25, 2020
Tinubu If you truly Jagaban I dare you to walk without convoys the way seyi makinde did at Ibadan , if the Nigerian youths won't turn you to kilishi #SaturdayThoughts #2023ElectionforYouth Calabar pic.twitter.com/81pj10KV2v
— Aku N'Esi Obi Ike #ENDSARS (@Uzomaka_Kelechi) October 24, 2020
“I am still the Jagaban of lagos”
Abacha sef no do pass like this and all of us know the story.
— zeelux #EndSarsNow (@CallMe_Zeelux) October 24, 2020
Tinubu the Jagaban of Lagos that was no where to be found when protesters paid him a little visit days back is now telling us he didn’t go anywhere, can someone help me ask him why he didn’t attend to the protesters if truly he was home? Abi wetin he take us for?
— Imported Alhaji 🦅 (@ImportedAlhaji) October 24, 2020