Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojodu has come under fire for an article he wrote revealing how National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Ahmed Tinubu induced thugs, including Sunday Adeyemo, better known as Sunday Igboho, with cash to prevent him and his boys from disrupting the 2009 rerun elections in Ekiti state.
Ojodu, in a piece titled ‘The Igboho I knew’ had attempted to explain how Tinubu attempted to prevent the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from using federal might as well as thugs to win the rerun elections.
According to Ojodu, Tinubu had mandated him to get in touch with Sunday Igboho and set up a meeting between them in order to convince him to stay out of the elections, a feat that was achieved after the former Lagos state governor had financially rewarded Igboho for consenting to his demands.
But Ojodu’s piece seemed to have ruffled many feathers, especially loyalists of Tinubu, who feel the article might do more harm than good to Tinubu’s reputation especially in the wake of his touted bid to throw his hat into the 2023 Presidential race.
Some also flayed the presidential aide for seeking to use the piece as a means to paint Igboho as a common thug, amid the spotlight he has continued to enjoy since his eviction notice to herdsmen in Oke Ogun area of Oyo state.
Reacting, Wasiu Banjo, a lawyer wrote, “What sort of man is Senator Babafemi Ojudu? He always wants to score cheap political points at every opportunity. No one is disputing the fact that he worked for Fayemi but exposing Asiwaju along the line is foolishness taken too far.”
Emeka Nwosu wrote, “Femi, you disclosed quite a lot. I believe some of the information should have been withheld for security reasons.”
@Cooljam wrote, “It’s so sad that Ojodu has brought himself so low to d extent of revealing how Tinubu gave money to Sunday Igboho. I don’t think he should have mention the name of the former Lagos State Governor on this issue.”
@BASEKING said, “Trying to displaying some sense of loyalty to Tinubu has further helped him to drag his name in the wrong way. Ojodu should be expelled from the party immediately before he causes more harm than good to their image.
@I-stand-for-nigeria wrote, “Senator Ojodu at this point is only trying to impress his master by revealing secrets of Tinubu and Sunday Igboho to the general public. I just hope that it will backfire on Tinubu come 2023 Presidential election.”
@seun-adekunle, “I think Senator Ojodu has made a big mistake by revealing the agreement between Tinubu and Sunday Igboho prior to the 2009 Ekiti election. This issue should not have been let out to the media.”