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An Associate Professor in the United States and social critic, Farooq Kperogi has warned Nigerians against a Tinubu presidency.
He said that the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu is presently expending his financial, political, social, and symbolic resources at his disposal to become president in 2023.
Kperogi who has been a staunch critic of the Buhari administration tweeted on Monday that after an eight years of an absent, dementia-plagued Buhari presidency, the last thing that the country needs is a single day of a “drugged and drunken” Tinubu’s Presidency.
He said that Tinubu, as most people know, is an unremittingly drugged and drunk man who is incapable of a basic presence of mind or a coherent thought-process for a sustained period.”
He tweeted, “Buhari to Tinubu is Jumping from Dementia to Drunkenness-THREAD
Tinubu is expending every imaginable financial, political, social, and symbolic resource at his disposal to become president. But after 8 years of Buhari’s absent, dementia-plagued presidency , the last thing Nigeria would need is even a single day of a drugged and drunken presidency. Tinubu, as most people know, is an unremittingly drugged and drunk man who is incapable of a basic presence of mind or a coherent thought-process for a sustained period. He obviously has excellent speech writers and artful PR professionals around him, but he’s a narcotic and alcoholic disaster. If Nigeria is to have a chance at survival, it shouldn’t make the mistake of replacing a dementia-ravaged Buhari with a drunk and drugged Tinubu.
At the barest minimum, we need a sober, self-aware, cosmopolitan person who is likely to be sensitive to public opinion.”
There are talks that the Presidency ticket will be zoned to the South-West in 2023. This leads to speculations that Tinubu is gunning to contest for the presidential election in 2023.
In 2015, a United States website, Daily Beast linked Bola Tinubu to a heroin ring.
The article described Tinubu as a former “bagman for two heroin traffickers”
The article reads in part:
“General Muhammed Buhari’s political partner (Bola Tinubu) is a former bagman for two heroin traffickers. But that’s just business as usual in Nigeria.”
“20 years ago he had to forfeit nearly half a million dollars to the U.S. Treasury Department after being named as an accomplice in a white heroin-trafficking and money-laundering ring that stretched from West Africa to the U.S. Midwest.”
“A recent gauzy Financial Times profile of him, for instance, neglected to mention that two decades ago Tinubu was identified as a bagman for two Nigerian heroin movers who operated out of Chicago and Hammond, Indiana. They were Adegboyega Mueez Akande and Abiodun Agbele, Akande’s nephew, who was exposed to law enforcement after selling white heroin first to Lee Andrew Edwards, another dealer later jailed for trying to murder a federal agent, and then to an undercover cop.”