A former parliamentarian in the United Kingdom, George Galloway, has vowed to ensure that the alleged criminal past of Nigerian President, Bola Tinubu is revealed to the world.
The Briton who was a member of the UK Parliament from 1987 to 2015 has taken a sudden and keen interest in President Tinubu after the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), which he chairs severed ties with Niger and imposed crippling economic sanctions after a military coup toppled the country’s democratically elected president.
Galloway while condemning the swooping sanctions resulting in Nigeria cutting power supply to the troubled country, took to his Twitter account to lambast President Tinubu and describe him as a drug dealer in the United States.
He wrote: “I started to look into the past of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Chairman, Tinubu. I didn’t realise that he was a drug dealer in the United States. And the election that brought him to power is still being credibly contested as fraudulent.”
Soon after, a former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, slammed Galloway, telling him that if he was looking for corrupt leaders, he should look within and to several Western Prime Ministers, Presidents, and leaders like George W. Bush, Tony Blair, Barack Obama, David Cameron, Nicolas Sarkozy, Boris Johnson and so many others “who collectively and over the last 25 years orchestrated proxy wars in so many countries, plundered and stole their national patrimony, mineral resources and treasure all on a false premise and stinking lie”.
Fani-Kayode, a chieftain of the Nigerian ruling All Progressives Congress and Director of defunct Special Media Projects and Operations & New Media, Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council, warned Galloway to stop attacking President Tinubu or prepare for a great deal of turbulence in his “murky, inglorious, meaningless, and thoroughly uninspiring little life”.
Responding, the former British lawmaker promised not to back out until he brings the alleged criminal past of President Tinubu out for the world to know.
He also admonished the Nigerian Judiciary to deliver a fair trial using the trending hashtag #AllEyesOnTheJudiciary which is a call to action for the judges presiding over the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.
Also in a Twitter post made via his handle on Tuesday, August 15, 2023, the former MP said that if Nigeria under President Bola Tinubu hadn’t threatened to invade Niger he might not have time to think of Tinubu and his past.
He wrote: “Truth is if #Nigerian #Bagman #Tinubu hadn’t threatened to invade #Niger and have #Africans murdering Africans for #France and the #USEmpire he might never have caught my eye – I have many fish to fry.”
“But now that he has, and his barking chorus is in full-song I won’t give up,” he stated