Tinubu accused by Northern group of working against national unity

Tinubu accused by Northern group of working against national unity

The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has accused the national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Ahmed Tinubu of hypocrisy on matters concerning the unity of Nigeria.

The CNG was reacting to an article published by Tinubu on Monday, August 11 with the title “Let’s work for growth, not separation”.

The group said the actions of the former Lagos state governor differed from his utterances.

It further accused Tinubu of serially working against the appointment of Igbo politicians into strategic positions despite backing from the north.

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A statement by CNG spokesman, Abdulazeez Suleiman, said: “The comments by Tinubu only succeeded in further exposing his hypocrisy and obsession with double standards with regard to his role in causing the present high political polarization in Nigeria and the deterioration of trust in the current administration.”

It added: “While we do not envy the Asiwaju his privilege to believe he can push his ambition for the presidency at all cost, we nevertheless find it ridiculous that he still thinks he can get away with this latest rap on national growth after having stood against it for quite long.

Tinubu’s concern for national growth was certainly missing at the inception of this administration when he vehemently stood against the formation of an inclusive government against the advice of the leadership of the Northern Elders Forum for Buhari to appoint an Igbo as Secretary to the federal government.”

The group also accused Tinubu of blocking ex-Lagos Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s re-election despite pleas from the presidency.

It also demanded that Tinubu should “explain his democratic claims and desire for growth in relation to his unilateral insistence on denying a sitting Governor Ambode of Lagos state the right to seek reelection in 2019.

“This he did despite personal efforts by President Buhari to show him that Ambode was a performing, hardworking governor. The President even sent a committee of seven governors picked across states to persuade Tinubu but he stood his ground merely for his personal interest.”

The group also claimed that he waged war against ex-Senate President Bukola Saraki and former Rivers state governor Rotimi Amaechi for standing against him being fielded as President Muhammadu Buhari’s vice-presidential candidate in the 2015 general elections.

“We finally call Tinubu’s attention to the new reality that though he might have succeeded in fooling some Nigerians sometimes in the past, he should not expect that he can fool anybody anymore,” CNG concluded.

Mayowa Oladeji

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  1. Truth

    Quite correct, he’s the problems with Nigeria. Like I’ve said earlier on, Nigeria can only witness peace and move forward if Tinubu’s killed and be burnt by fire or be buried alive!

    1. Riot50000

      I agree 100%
      But Nigerians are COWARDS.
      Who will save the Zoo from all the Thiefnubus out there?
      A criminal in USA is the king maker in NiZooria.

  2. Tetenta

    Tinubu accused by Northern Group of working against the unity of the nation.
    The facts supporting this “accusation” makes it a serious warning to TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN.” Tinubu’s antecedents are riddled with selfishness. One thing is clear, and like one of our leaders in the past who wished to rule Nigeria even for ONE day, should Tinubu fail to realize his presidential ambition come 2023, he will do everything to carve the SOUTH WEST out of Nigeria. IGBOS TAKE NOTE!

  3. Bamidele Asho

    This allegations are wothout substance and therefore lack merit. This so call group would probably be a group of mediocres. They should simply find something better to do than exhibiting their political and educational ignorance in the public. Get a life guys.

  4. Ibeawuchi Onwuanaibe

    That is excerpt if the North is not in control of power. While, let’s see how it goes, but mind you remember the slogan ‘ born to rule’ .this slogan will be actuated come 2023. Watch out.

  5. Hon. Engr. Dozie Allen Nwankodu


    Our attention has been drawn to a publication by a self styled Coalition of Northern Group, tagged, ‘TINUBU ACCUSED BY NORTHERN GROUP OF WORKING AGAINST NATIONAL UNITY’, and dated 13th August 2019, which was targetted at maligning the hard earned reputation of the past governor of Lagos State, and the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress ( APC), Sen. ( Dr.) Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Jagaban of Africa.

    While we never wanted to join issues with the CNG, who has penchant for seeking relevance through unguarded utterances, however, we wish to put the record straight for the public.

    No one has ever fought for a just, democratic, egalitarian and unified Nigeria like Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Jagaban of Africa. Evidence abound since June 12, 2003, after the annulment of the fairest and freest election, won by late Chief MKO Abiola.

    Not minding ethnicity, religion or tribe, Bola Ahmed Tinubu remains the only leader that appointed people into key positions during his days as the governor of Lagos State.

    His quest for good governance born out of national cohesion, patriotism and interest necessited his contineous actions along with other progressives across the country that finally nailed the then ruling party, PDP, and ushered a new government that was overwhelmingly voted by Nigerians in 2015, and replicated in 2019 presidential elections.

    CNG trying to malign the personality of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu by pitching him against other persons and groups shows the highest height of mental haemorrhage and imbecilic, and should therefore be disregarded by the public; after all, the group is suffering from credibility and public rejections, hence wants cheap popularity through undignified press statements.

    Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is a nationalist and pan-Nigeria personality, whose rising profile and public acceptability is second to none.

    We therefore posit that CNG and their pay masters engage on issues of national development and unification instead of becoming agents of distabilisation and traitors to peaceful co-existent of Nigeria and Nigerians, which they have been noted for, making any of their utterances a relic in the dustbin.

    Let it be known that nobody can bring Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to disrepute as his sterling records and streak of successes are utterly glaring, and are embraced by the majority of the Nigerian citizenry.

    Hon. Engr. Dozie Allen Nwankodu
    National Coordinator,


  6. Mayor

    Funny write up by stupid errand boys. Power can’t always remain in the north. The north never wanted any Igbo and other tribes in the govt of Nigeria. Why this lies?

    1. Amos Babawale

      War mongers ,separatists, they never want anything good to come out of Nigeria. But weather anybody like it or not,Nigeria is moving forward with most of our bright and visionary leaders taking the baton. Asiwaju is Nigeria’s God’s own appointed mesaiyah for Nigeria. Please let the sponsors show face ,tell us what they have for Nigeria rather than pulling somebody down.Now to the grate JAGABAN God that appointed you will help you

  7. Emeka Oleru

    Tinubu is anti Igbo. Any Igbo man supporting Tinubu’s presidential ambition should be investigated. Either he is not a true Igbo man, or he a saboteur. All reasonable Southerners are in agreement that the Igbos should produce the next Nigerian president. Even the North know that that is the only just thing to do in the interest of national unity..
    But Tinubu if you know him well, is a spoiler. He is treacherous. I don’t think he will care even if his presidential ambition brings about the break up of Nigeria. His selfish personal ambition denied Lagos State Ambode, who is about the best performing governor Lagos State has ever produced. Almost all the laudable road projects that man was carrying out have been abandoned for no just cause than to satisfy Tinubu.

  8. Charles

    The truth is now coming out. At last, Tinubu is the devil surrounding Nigeria problem. Fair enough, the North are not really against anyone but being induced by the eye bulging man (Tinubu). Shame and greed with visit soon. The Igbos now no who the problem is.

  9. Olumide Adesipe

    This is purely a propaganda comment with intention to malign Tinubu, a calculated attempt dent his towering political image and wipe up sentiment against him in the build up to 2023 election. It’s purely a handiwork of political enemies that knows that they can not measure up to Asiwaju Tinubu political sagacity. Their aim is already dead on arrival. Tinubu has no inclination to their malicious submissions, not any at all. The Lord’s willing, Tinubu would be the next President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, if he desires to run for the Presidency. He has all it takes to further the course of PMB administration to a greater level.


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