Shina Peller, a member of the House of Representatives, has responded to rumors that he opposes Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s selection as the presidential candidate in the 2023 general elections.
According to reports, Peller believes Tinubu should not be sworn in as President of Nigeria in 2023.
However, the legislator clarified that he was misquoted in a post on his social media accounts, saying that he meant that no one should force a presidential candidate on Nigerians in the 2023 election.
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“My attention has been directed to reports on blogs reporting me as declaring that the APC Leader “Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu should not be anointed as President,” he wrote in his post.
“Unfortunately, it’s a misinterpretation of what I stated. To be clear, I have no animosity toward our leader or his presidential ambitions. I’ve had a father-son relationship with him for years, and it’s still going strong.
“I made a remark about the long-standing political practice of shoving candidates down citizens’ throats without regard for ideals of equity, equality, and fairness.”
“I remarked that in terms of rapid growth and development, the rest of the globe is leaving Nigeria behind.”
Peller emphasized that Nigeria’s next general election, scheduled for 2023, is a “reset phase,” and that “we must get it right!”
He stated that whatever decision Nigerians make collectively must be focused on promoting peace and unity.
“Nigeria’s forthcoming general election represents a fresh start.” It’s critical that we get it properly! Peller continued, “Our joint decision must be founded on promoting peace and harmony.”