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Tinubu’s reaction to Oyetola’s loss fake, says APC chieftain


Elton Onwu, a chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has slammed critics crediting the presidential standardbearer of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, with a defeatist statement after the outcome of the Osun state governorship election.

Telescope.ng gathered that the viral post, which trended on various print and social media platforms in the early hours of Sunday, July 17, quoted Tinubu as saying he won’t dwell on the losses but restrategise ahead of the 2023 general elections.

The statement, according to Punch, read: “I don’t dwell on my losses. I review my mistakes, take lessons and strategize to maximize my opportunities to win the next battle.”

Reacting to the viral post, Onwu who was a member of the 2019 APC Presidential Campaign Council, announced that he was the author of the quote.

According to him, the post was lifted from his page by some unknown persons, shared on various social media platforms and subsequently published by online newspapers.

Onwu chided social media users including some members of the APC who took the report credited to Tinubu hook, line and sinker when it was obvious that the party has yet to take a position on the outcome of the election.

He said: “I posted it as a party man to share my personal opinion and to encourage our teeming supporters who felt disappointed with the outcome of the election, some of whom believed that the outcome was a sign of what awaits the party in next year’s general elections.

“As a critical stakeholder of the party, I felt obliged to pass out a message of hope to the people that when you failed in one contest, it doesn’t define your true strength, rather it gives you a better view of your weakness and how to work on yourself to avoid such in the future.

“The APC is known for winning. We can’t allow one loss to demoralise us. This is the message. With Tinubu, the APC will show the world how elections are best won democratically next year.”

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