Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Tinubu set to crown daughter as leader of Market Association, PDP kicks

In his usual style of imposing candidates for various positions on the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), the former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is set to impose his daughter, Shade Tinubu-Ojo as the new leader of market women and men in the state. However, the former governor has been told by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Lagos branch to reframe from imposing his daughter on the Association.
It would be recalled that the former leader of the Association, Alhaja Abibat Mogaji, the foster mother of Bola Tinubu died last week and the former governor allegedly announced the choice of his daughter as successor during the eighth day Firdau prayer for his mother .

In a statement on Monday Lagos PDP Publicity Secretary, Taofik Gani,implored Tinubu to allow democracy to prevail in the selection of a successor to Mogaji.

“You should allow the simple tenets of democracy to prevail in the selection of a new leader for the market women, more so as there is no cogent evidence that the nominee is a full-time market woman,” the statement said.

The statement said, “The former governor plans to confirm this choice to market leaders at a meeting he has summoned for Tuesday (today) at his residence.

“This new development portends great danger for our democracy and indeed Lagos’ integrity. We are thus calling on Governor Babatunde Fashola not to sit on the fence at this auspicious time.”

It would also be recalled that Bola Tinubu’s wife is a Senator while the son-in-law is a member of the House of Representatives. Both of them were imposed on the ACN

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