A Senior Fellow, Centre for Democracy and Development, Prof Jibrin Ibrahim has come out to speak on the actions of some of Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s spokespersons in the aftermath of the 2023 presidential election.
According to o Prof. Ibrahim who appeared in an interview on Channels television this night, some Tinubu’s spokespersons have come out throwing aggressive words and threats out to those who lost the presidential election and that’s not the best way to handle the reconciliation Bola Ahmed Tinubu spoke about in his address after he was declared winner.
In his own words as seen on Channels television tonight…
“In the post election weeks, I did notice that the spokespersons of the president elect has been extremely aggressive and provocative in a lot of their comments. I see a lot of their statements laced with threats, intimidation that look, we are coming into power, you better start behaving as we want you to. And I think it’s very unfortunate because the president elect himself came out with a powerful reconciliatory message after the election, calling Nigerians to come together to heal the wounds. Some of the words he used were the words former president Obasanjo used this morning in his speech.”
“That was the message I heard from Tinubu but that message was not carried by all his people. Some of them tended to be extremely aggressive and threatening people they consider the opposition. That’s a double jeopardy, someone has just lost the election and rather than calm him down, you think it’s best to threaten them, you don’t threaten someone who just lost an election.”