A Ghana-based Nigerian investigative journalist, David Hundeyin, has raised the alarm, saying that Nigeria’s President, Bola Tinubu, should be held responsible if anything happens to him (David) or if he dies.
Hundeyin, who said this in a video he personally posted on X platform (formerly Twitter), alleged that President Tinubu was; after his life because he revealed the President was; allegedly a drug trafficker and certificate forger, which according to him, unveiled Tinubu’s fake reputation.
The journalist who fled Nigeria to Ghana in 2020 and was; granted asylum and refugee status in 2022 said that President Tinubu was; using Nigerian security intelligence to mount pressure on the Ghanaian government to; repatriate him to Nigeria and get him killed.
According to Hundeyin, President Tinubu has intensified his alleged; quest to kill him after he also leaked a secret document revealing how Tinubu who is; also the Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), “illegally” deployed Nigerian Special Forces to the territory of the Niger Republic to; attack the military leaders of the neighboring country over the coup.
He said, “A secret document was; leaked to me, a document which contained basically attack instructions and; basically staging plans for this illegal invasion of Niger, and I knew that by putting these documents out, I could potentially stop a catastrophic invasion; which will lead to an immense and unnecessary loss of West African life. So that’s exactly what I did.
“Early August, I put out these documents, and; we have had the desired effect. It did, in fact, stop the invasion. Subsequently, Mr. Tinubu then tried to seek permission from Nigeria’s Senate to; deploy the Nigerian military in Niger, the Senate knocked this back, and to all intents and purposes, the invasion essentially became a stillbirth, it didn’t happen, which for the point of view of any right-thinking person in the ECOWAS sub-region knows was; definitely a good outcome.
“After I leaked this document, I was made aware from several sources that the Nigerian military establishment and; the Nigerian intelligence establishment became essentially particularly; enraged with me; so I have been a person of interest for a long time, but with that, I became designated as something of an enemy of the state.”
Hundeyin said that the Nigerian government is; trying every possible means to secretly pressure the Ghanaian government into; repatriating him to Nigeria and using him to settle a personal score as President Tinubu has a personal bone to pick with him.
“The entire purpose of having me returned to Nigeria is; to even on a personal score because the person who is; apparently the president of Nigeria now, as I’m sure everyone is aware, has a personal bone to pick with me because I am the journalist who is; responsible for essentially destroying whatever false reputation he was; trying to build in the international space and the journalist who revealed that Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is a drug trafficker and is a certificate forger, both of which are about to have a significant impact on his continued stay in office.
“This is an attempt to settle a grudge using a sovereign country which is; Ghana as a sort of blunt force to get out one individual.
“This is the exact kind of behavior that the Nigerian state was; renowned for during the 80s and ’90s under the military era, and at that time, these very people who are in power now including this president in power right now, did actually find some sort of safe refuge and haven in Ghana.
“It is very well known that if for whatever reason I were; to be returned to Nigeria, I would not survive it. This is not a secret. So I’m putting this appeal out there publicly.
“I wasn’t going to do this initially, but seeing it doesn’t look like there are many options left, and the fact that the Nigerian government is; trying to weaponize my use of Ghanaian passports and; my permanent residency in Ghana, I’m constrained to put this message out in the public domain, at the very least, for record purposes.
“So, if anything were; to happen to me, I hope it doesn’t happen, but if something were; to happen to me, everyone should know who’s responsible for it, and under what circumstances these things happened.
“If I end up becoming a journalist who ends up dead because I did my job well, I want everyone to know who was responsible,” David Hundeyin said, stressing that Tinubu was using his position for “personal vendetta around the world.”