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You already told us that you are a dirty man, we say no to a dirty President – Nigerians replies Tinubu

Nigerians on social media hit hard on Bola Tinubu, leader of the All Progressives Congress APC, and 2023 presidential hopeful for claiming that his recent comment where he said he is “ready to get dirty” to become Nigeria’s president was misinterpretated.

Tinubu had denied saying he would fight dirty to achieve his presidential ambition, adding that the remark was misunderstood.

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While speaking on Sunday when he visited Lekan Balogun, the Olubadan designate, in Ibadan, the APC National Leader had said no intimidation or blackmail can stop him, adding that is “ready to get dirty”.

However, a statement by his Media Aide, Tunde Rahman, said the former governor of Lagos State was quoted out of context.

The statement reads partly: “Speaking at the residence of Olubadan-Designate, the All Progressives Congress National Leader, Asiwaju Tinubu, referring to some of the unwarranted attacks against him used the metaphor of wrestling with the pig, saying “if you decide to wrestle with the pig, you must be ready to get dirty

.” He said he had accepted to take the insults and dirt thrown at him by some people as a price to pay for venturing into politics and seeking to be President of Nigeria.


Sadly, the wrong headline and story have been latched on by some online platforms/blogs and commentators to pour invective on Asiwaju Tinubu. These commentaries and remarks are unfortunate because they are groundless, misinformed and misdirected. Hence, this clarification has become imperative.

“It bears restating that at no time during the visit and in his speech did Asiwaju indicate that he would fight dirty for his presidential ambition. His words were carefully chosen.”

But his denial did not go down well with Nigerians as some said they don’t need dirty people to be their President.

Below are the reactions:

Nweke Udenwa Thompson, “Are you sure you didn’t say that? Politicians don’t say the truth. What you said has backfired, you now begin to deny it.

Jacobson Yakubu, “That is what it means. Mr Tinubu, we don’t want dirty people to govern us oo.

JoshCrest Nig-Ltd, “You’ll not see that seat by the grace of God!

Charles Enoragbon Imade Pope, “There is no need to explain anymore, we understood correctly and We will see how you will be able to fight the dirty fight

Cyril Ezeani, “He wants to get dirty without fighting dirty. English language hard ooo, we heard you.

Bassey Asuquo, “This battle has been lost before commencement.

Source: National Pivot

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