Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, breaks silence on support for Tinubu after twitter outrage
Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, an entrepreneur, was yesterday, Wednesday trending across Nigerian Twitter. The founder of Future Africa had gone to make a case for the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu..
NewsWireNGR reported how Iyin, who spoke and shared the vision of the APC candidate for the tech sector on Tuesday, November 1, at his town hall meeting with key players in the organized private sector (OPS) at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos is being criticized.
On thursday, the co-founder of flutterwave took to his linkedin page to explain the reasons for presenting Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Vision to investors and members of the private sector in Lagos after the backlash.
Here’s what he wrote:
“It is political season here in Nigeria!
On Tuesday I had the pleasure of speaking to the digital economy plan I and a few others had worked on with members of the Tinubu Shettima campaign for the APC Policy Forum for the Organized Private Sector. On Monday I also the pleasure of attending a Fintech 1000+ meet with Peter Obi alongside other industry leaders in the fintech industry to discuss the Obi Datti plan for Fintech and the digital economy. In the past I have supported the PDPs The Nigerian Alliance to help younger members of the PDP win primary tickets.
Although I am not a member of any political party I’m a huge fan of political engagement as I believe this is critical to building our beloved nation and the digital economy which I am so passionate about. We cannot refuse opportunities to engage the politicians on policy issues as they define their platforms and then criticize them when they inevitably make mistakes. I am available to provide policy guidance to politicians on the digital economy as time and opportunity permits me.
God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria”.