BAT is perhaps the most dangerous politician alive today in Nigeria for four reasons: he is very smart, very ambitious, very immoral and extremely rich.

He has decided to run for President, and he foisted himself on the party. Trying to deny him the ticket would have broken the party, so they let him have his way. Below are 10 reasons why any sensible person with a healthy conscience should not vote for him.


  1. ๐—ก๐—ผ ๐—–๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฑ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ/๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ

The strongest form of citizenship is by birth. Likewise, the strongest forms of legitimacy are proofs of your ancestry, familial origins, childhood life and relationships. BAT’s origins are shrouded in darkness, including his primary and secondary school education. It is deliberate.

So, what is he hiding? No matter how lowly and lacklustre your background is, why should you be ashamed of it? This is a worrisome trait, associated with some of the worst of crรญmรญnals. Someone who deliberately conceals his childhood history is not a man you want to trust with the highest office in the land.


  1. ๐—›๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—–๐—ฟ๐—ถฬ๐—บ๐—ถฬ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†

David Hundeyin has done a great job in exposing the crรญmรญnal history of BAT as it relates to drug trafficking in his article โ€œFrom Drug Lord To Presidential Candidateโ€. And as a typical crรญmรญnal that he is, attempts have been made to erase the documents from its online storage site. The court containing suit filed against Tinubu was completely burnt down in Lagos in 2020. Coincidence? No. A clear crรญmรญnal act to obstruct justice. This is not someone you want to elect as President.


  1. ๐—จ๐—ป๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—”๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป

A lot of the immorality and evรญl we see in BAT can be traced to this trait. He has a very contentious relationship with his former Deputy Governor, and hear what she said about it in an interview on her 70th birthday in 2009

Website Designing/Management/Social Media – Iyanu Victor

โ€œThe real bone of contention was that he wanted to be vice president to Atiku in 2007 and he wanted my support in taking over the party (AD) from the leader. Of course, supporting himself and Atiku for the 2007 election was wrong. I felt the party elders made us governor and deputy. You donโ€™t bite the finger that feeds you. I also thought it was rather too early, they were planning in 1999 while the election was in 2007. I felt it was better to face the task of governance ahead of us rather than plotting how some people will be vice president and president in 2007โ€.

Did you read that? He hasn’t even started governing as a Governor, and he was already plotting to SEIZE THE PARTY STRUCTURE. Take note of the emphasis. This is definitely not the man you want to make President and place in command of your armed forces.


  1. ๐—ž๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ

BAT’s greed and primitive acquisition of properties knows no bounds. It is believed that the value of lands he owns in Lagos is over N500 billion. He continues to suck from the treasury of the 5th largest economy in Africa like a leech. This is how he became extremely wealthy and powerful. He can employ thousands of experts to work for him and pay them handsomely without feeling it.

Certified French Tutor in Nigeria with Years of Experience – Ms Blessing Akpan

Of course, this is not the man you want to hand over the largest economy in Africa to as President.


  1. ๐——๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น

It is common knowledge that BAT is the one who determines who becomes Governor of Lagos State. He’s the only Governor of the 1999 era who still controls everything that happens politically in his State. He has totally seized the party structure in Lagos, and everyone does his bidding. Once you go against his wishes, you cannot win your election. They’re all his servants, and he’s their overlord.

Of course, this is as a result of first taking hold of the economy of the State, and empowering thugs. With such enormous financial war chest, you have the remote control for everyone. This is not the man you wish to have as President, and in charge of the armed forces.


  1. ๐—™๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜๐—ต
    It is also no news that BAT is ailing. His slurred speech, his constantly trembling hands, his poor cognition, are all very visible to the casual observer. Waziri Adamu, a former Minister of Police Affairs said on national TV, that he has intelligence that BAT was in France taking care of his health, and that they will roast him when the time comes.

It is even alleged from close sources that he has urinary incontinence. To be clear, it is not a crime to face health challenges, especially at his age. But it is โ€˜crรญmรญnalโ€™ to want to seek the highest office in the land when you know you’ve since past your prime and your strength is seriously failing. This is not a man you want as President representing you before the world.


  1. ๐—›๐—ฒ ๐—›๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—”๐—ฐ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†

It is all too obvious that Tinubu will not be accountable to anyone if he becomes President. Accountability is answerability. So many questions have been asked about his source of wealth, age, certificate etc., But BAT has never bothered to answer any of them. He ignores, and pretends not to know. He turns down interviews. He will also most likely avoid a Presidential debate.

The foundation of good governance is accountability. BAT lacks it. This is not the one you want to be President.


  1. ๐—›๐—ฒ ๐—”๐—ฏ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ, ๐—˜๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—™๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€

During his campaign and consultations leading to the primaries, BAT visited all States except South East States. His Presidential Campaign Council was made up of eminent politicians from all regions except the South East. Why does he not regard the Igbos? Why?

This tells you how his presidency is going to be, one of marginalization. To crown it all, he chose a Muslim-Muslim ticket against all warnings. BAT definitely doesn’t believe in fairness and equity. He will definitely not run an all-inclusive government. That’s not who we will want to vote for.


  1. ๐—›๐—ฒ ๐—™๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—˜๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—•๐˜‚๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ถ

It is to be agreed beyond reasonable doubt that the Buhari govt has failed woefully in fulfilling its campaign promises. Some will even call it the worst Government since Nigeria’s independence. Can BAT extricate himself from the failure of the Buhari administration? Certainly not!

He contributed majorly to Buhari’s emergence that has caused Nigeria so much pain. Should we a reward a facilitator of failure with votes? Should we vote the flagbearer of a party that has caused us so much pain? Absolutely not!


  1. ๐—•๐—”๐—ง ๐—›๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ป’๐˜ ๐——๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—›๐—ถ๐—บ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ณ ๐—™๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ

There’s no evidence anywhere that BAT has earned any additional degrees or qualifications, taken extra courses, for the last 30 years. Leaders are learners; they’re dedicated to continuous improvement through learning and application. It’s obvious that BAT is now very obsolete, intellectually sterile and incapable of leading in a 21st century world of high tech.

May we never move from frying ๐Ÿณ to ๐Ÿ”ฅ


Emeke Ossai

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