Social commentator, Sam Amadi has explained why he doesn’t support the 2023 presidential bid of former Lagos Governor Bola Tinubu.
Amadi is a former Chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).
In a Facebook post, the Harvard alumni admitted that Tinubu “is a great man” who has the right to run and the All Progressives Congress (APC) leader is “perhaps the greatest politician in Nigeria today”.
But I will not vote or support him. In my view, his profile is very questionable in many ways”, he wrote.
If he is president, it may look to some people as the equivalent of Nigeria being ruled by a one-man mafia, some would say, a criminal gang.
This is a very corrupt country, almost a criminal state. Yes, we don’t need saints (we won’t even find them).
But we don’t need someone whose important biodata are allegedly falsified or subject to controversy.
We don’t need someone who is stupendously wealthy as President in 2023; and we think his wealth may have been taken from the public (proven or not).”
Many continue to question the sources of Tinubu’s riches which grew after he left the Lagos seat of power in 2007.
The politician has been linked to companies involved in finance, construction, media, real estate, telecommunications etc.
On the eve of the 2019 general election, two bullion vans were driven into Tinubu’s residence in Bourdillon, Ikoyi.
In his reaction, the APC leader asked his critics to point to any contract he got from the current administration.
Are those ballot paper?” Excuse me, is it my money or government money? I don’t work for the government.
Let anybody come out to say I have taken any contract from the government of President Muhammadu Buhari in the last five years”, he said.