The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, SAN, has revealed that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu was successful with his television station his his fellow 2023 presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, failed with his.
According to Keyamo, Tinubu’s TVC is a global brand today while Atiku’s own is comatose today.
The human rights lawyer made this known in a Twitter Spaces chat with the Asiwaju Bola Tinubu media organisation on Sunday.
He said, “Asiwaju started TVC after Atiku Abubakar got license to run a private TV station in Adamawa. Whilst TVC is now a global brand today Atiku’s TV station is now comatose. BAT has always managed anything and everything better than all his competitors.”
Keyamo also took time to address controversies surround Tinubu, which has some quarters saying his real name is Amoda Ogunlere and not Tinubu.
He said, “The Constitution section 131, Paragraph A says you have to be a Nigerian by birth. That’s the first requirement. So if Tinubu is from Osun State or from Lagos State, thank God they are not saying he is from Cameroon. He is not in the mode of those who claimed to come from one part of the country whereas by the time they were born that part of the country was in Cameroon.
“So whether Asiwaju is from Osun, Lagos or anywhere, Asiwaju is from Nigeria. So Asiwaju is qualified. It is very disrespectful and unfair to just generate cock and bull story against families. Either the family from Osun State, Amoda Ogunlere or the Tinubu family, you are disrespecting the families. The Amoda family has not come out to say this is my son or my brother and the Tinubu family has also not denied him. So what are they looking for? Is it that the Amoda family or Ogunlere family are not Nigerians or they are of lesser human beings. They need to tell us what they are saying.”