The former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola
Tinubu, was embarrassed by a thug, Ise Aye,
while doing his accreditation at polling unit 047 on Kaffi/Sunday Adigun Street, Alausa, Ikeja.
The thug, who had scars on his face and tattoos
all over his body, shouted at the governor and
accused him of neglecting some of the youths in
the area. While shouting in Yoruba, he said, “You
abandoned us here. The leaders here did not give
us money. I know what I have suffered in the
hands of the PDP all because I refused to join
them. We remained loyal to the APC because of
your late mother (Iya Mogaji) that lived here.
“Anytime I come here looking for money, they
refer me to Bourdillon in Ikoyi but no one allows
me to enter your mansion.” Tinubu, who felt insulted by the outburst, described Ise Aye as an untrained young man lacking in wisdom.
He said, “Do you have any sense at all? Is that
how you were trained to talk to elders. Get out
of here, you are embarrassing me.”
The young man eventually prostrated for Tinubu.
Tinubu, while addressing journalists at his late
mother’s home, said he was impressed with the
conduct of the elections so far.
The APC leader admitted that it took a few
minutes before the card reader could authenticate his finger print but added that it still remained the best option. He distanced himself from text messages purportedly sent to Lagosians by him that they should vote for President Goodluck Jonathan. When asked by a reporter why he supported Jonathan instead of Nuhu Ribadu of his party (the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria) in the 2011 elections, Tinubu said, “You must retract
that statement. If not, I will assume that you are
working for the PDP.
“I never supported Jonathan in 2011. I can never
destroy what I used my hands to build.” Tinubu said.