Yemi Osinbajo and Bola Tinubu
The National leader of the All Progressives Congress Bola Tinubu has debunked claims of being behind the posters depicting Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as the Biblical Judas Iscariot.
In a statement issued Tuesday, Tinubu’s media office said those behind the posters intend to provoke anger against the person and aspiration of Tinubu.
Osinbajo was the attorney general and commissioner for justice in Lagos State between 1999 and 2007 when Tinubu served as governor.
The posters were printed after Osinbajo declared his presidential ambition while Tinubu is also gunning for the same office.
“Our investigations have revealed that those who created the offensive poster were the same people who created the counter-campaign alleging blasphemy. Their design is to use both to provoke anger against the person and aspiration of Asiwaju Tinubu,” the statement read.
“This campaign has failed. This is clearly irresponsible and insensitive political propaganda that seeks to exploit religious sentiments to manipulate public perception against Asiwaju Tinubu, who is ostensibly the most formidable presidential aspirant in this race.
“It is widely known that Asiwaju Tinubu is married to not just a Christian but an ordained pastor, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, and has developed very deep fraternal relationship with Christendom at all levels, a fact acknowledged by many bishops, pastors and parishioners over the years.”
Tinubu’s media office urged those in the mission to see the former governor become president to shun “desperation and verbal violence.”