After watching the live transmission of the 8-day Fidau Prayer for the Late Alhaja Abibat Mogaji, it has been found that the Lagos office of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lied over the alleged plot by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to impose his daughter as the next Iyaloja. After carefully reviewing the tape, it was discovered that at no point during the event and after did Tinubu make any public pronouncement about his daughter as is now being salaciously bandied about in the media. In fact, he never said a word during the entire programme.
It takes very little effort to investigate whether Tinubu made such pubic pronouncement. Special tributes to the late mother of Tinubu were read by his Special Adviser on Media, Mr. Sunday Dare, while the vote of thanks was delivered by the Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola.
One would hope that journalists and bloggers would ask questions and dig a bit deepper before flashing rumours as stories. You cannot put a man in jail simply because you suspect him of something or because you think he will do something in the future.
The PDP is on a pre-emptive strike. Their press statement should be seen that of a guilty weakling who is screaming and weeping, scared of vanishing into the nothingness they know they are.
The Tinubu side has kept mum, preferring not to react to what is simply a rumor and a wicked attempt to desecrate the memory of the former governor’s mother.