Asiwaju Bola Tinubu

The Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu (ABAT) Movement inaugurated its working committee on Thursday. The movement has membership that are committed to seeing to the actualisation of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s presidential ambition.

Everything relating to the Tinubu brand has become newsworthy, both to the sincere and especially the mischievous. This is why some news platforms, rather than objectively report the ABAT Movement event, on its merit, went to town with a distorted angle to the major story of Thursday(yesterday).

To those platforms, what’s of interest to them is that Tinubu ‘has jetted out of the country,’ and lapping on that to tuck the main story of yesterday somewhere in their highly sensational story.

The fact in the public sphere is that even before Asiwaju informed President Muhammadu Buhari of his intention to succeed him, and his interview with the Presidential Press Corps, so many support groups actually came out to declare support for his ambition.

Some of these groups even organized public events, with fanfare.

To the best of our knowledge, none of these support groups’ events was attended by Asiwaju. Such events were his supporters and well wishers’ events. Asiwaju, like the ABAT movement inauguration, never attended any of such events, but enjoyed, from afar, his supporters’ public displays of their rights to freedoms of association and expression.

The mischief makers missed the point by trying to make a mountain out of a mole hill on this issue. They missed the point but have only confirmed what they hate to hear: That in contemporary Nigerian politics, Tinubu remains the main issue.

And that his appearance on the presidential stage has become a serious threat to whichever political aspirants they might be grooming, surreptitiously.

We proudly state: The fear of Tinubu is indeed the beginning of political wisdom. ASIWAJU remains the candidate they hate to LOVE…..and also the one that is giving the mischievous/haters goosebumps….

Hakeem Adisa
Movement Against Societal Hypocrisy (MASH).