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PDP responds to Tinubu’s campaign speech ‘small boy’ jab at Gov. Emmanuel

Asiwaju Tinubu
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Akwa Ibom State chapter has responded to the ‘Lagos backyard small boy’ jab at Governor Udom Emmanuel by All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, during the party’s Presidential campaign in Uyo on Monday.

While addressing the crowd of party faithfuls at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, Tinubu described Governor Emmanuel as a small boy who lives in his backyard in Lagos State.

Tinubu, who spoke at the event, advised Akwa Ibom people to vote for the Broom party come February and March, 2023.

The APC Presidential Candidate went on to say that Governor Emmanuel is “the small boy that brought Atiku Abubakar to deceive Akwa Ibom people.”

The remark did not go down well with the PDP and in a press release made available to Global Patriot Newspapers and other media, the Party rebuked Tinubu, who it described as “microphone-tasting,” “senile” Presidential candidate, for his scathing remarks.

The statement signed and released by the Publicity Secretary of the PDP in Akwa Ibom State, Mr Borono Bassey, is presented in full below.



We have watched the video of the Campaign Speech by the “microphone-tasting” Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress – Mr Bola Tinubu wherein he described our highly celebrated and revered Governor, His Excellency, Mr Udom Emmanuel as a “small boy who lives at his backyard in Lagos” during his visit to Uyo Akwa Ibom State.

It is indeed sad that Nigerians, including Akwa Ibom people have been forced to bear the excruciating pains of watching a senile and entitled centenarian who should be serving a life sentence for his momentous indictment in a drug cartel’s dealings in the United States, which led to his forfeiture of $460,000 in 1993, now making a shameful shot at becoming Nigeria’s President.

Today, hundreds of millions of Nigerians and even members of the international community hold the consensus opinion that the decision by this decrepit, staggering-old and baggage-laden man to put one of his entitled “leprous” foot on the same staircase which law-abiding, clean and morally upright Nigerians have stepped their foot on, to communicate their desire to ascend the Presidency of this Nation, has completely desecrated the entire staircase, and therefore attracting ridicule to this nation. Little wonder, many chieftains of his party all over Nigeria who ordinarily should lead Tinubu campaigns from the front, have decided to stand on the right side of history by refusing to touch his leprous-laden ambition even with a ten-foot pole.

We understand Mr Tinubu’s grief to have stepped into Akwa Ibom soil and to physically confirm with his eyes, the diverse imposing testimonials that speak eloquently of Governor Udom Emmanuel’s years of visionary stewardship to Akwa Ibom people thereby elevating Governor Emmanuel to the coveted pedestal of one of the top most celebrated Governors in Nigeria at this time. We can also wager that the enticing altitude which our state soars in, reminds him in a tragic manner, of his failure to have forcefully snatched Akwa Ibom State in 2019 and annex it to the list of his failed hegemonies.

Our Party shares in the strong sentiments of Nigerians and Akwa Ibom people that the collective destinies of our people can never be handed over to a man whose actions, utterances and dispositions have sold him out as a Non compos mentis. Akwa Ibom people since the return of democratic rule have had a pact with the Peoples Democratic Party and this pact, we are confident will stretch several years beyond 2023.

We are energized and embolden by the growing resolve of Nigerians and all Akwa Ibom people to never allow the tragedy of a Tinubu’s presidency fall on us this year or ever in our history as a Nation. We urge Mr Tinubu to clear his throat and sit and wait patiently for the “breakfast” of tears that Nigerians will serve him in a few weeks from today.

Ancestor Tinubu should rather take more time in taking lessons in proper pronunciation of words and identification of people instead of creating a scene of one campaign, one gaffe. It is obvious that as an ancestor, Mr. Tinubu has mistaken the Presidential Campaign of a country as big as Nigeria, to be a comedy show.

God bless Nigeria.


Borono Bassey, ANIPR
State Publicity Secretary
Peoples Democratic Party
Akwa Ibom State
January 31, 2023

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