by Tunde Ogunmola
Senator Oluremi Tinubu has accused the Nigerian Political class of latching on to the current situation in the country to fulfill their personal political ambitions.
She made this known on Friday 15th September, 2017 at the 23rd Town Hall meeting of her Senatorial District, Lagos Central, which took place at the Arcade Hall of Eko Club, Surulere, Lagos.
The former first lady of Lagos State said thus: “Over the years, Nigeria has been faced with ethnocentrism, religious intolerance and allegations of marginalization of minority groups. The result has been the absence of unity and a viable Nation.
The situation has been increasingly stoked by the readiness of our political class to manipulate the people, by riding on tribal animosities, sentiments and differences to access political office, gain constituents support and fulfill personal political ambitions”.
The wife of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, also noted that there was nothing wrong with ethnicity, as it will, according to her, create avenue for healthy competition in economic development as it was exemplified after the independence.
“It is my opinion that there is nothing wrong with ethnicity. It can make and create avenues for healthy competition in economic development as exemplified by the period after independence that witnessed robust competition when the South-west led in Cocoa production; the North in the production of groundnut, cotton and cereal; and the production of palm products and root crops dominated the economy of the South-east; and where properly harnessed can be gainfully employed for the well-being of all”, said Senator Tinubu.