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I’m Prepared For ‘Dirty’ Nigerian Politics – APC Presidential Candidate, Tinubu Tells London Audience

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December 6, 2022

Fielding questions from the audience, the former governor of Lagos State revealed that efforts by those who questioned his school records ended in disappointment.

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has said he is ready to “wrestle with the pig” and live with the dirt associated with Nigerian politics.

Tinubu, who dodged most questions put at him, spoke at Chatham House in London, United Kingdom, on Monday, where he addressed controversies surrounding his age, school and time in the private sector.

Fielding questions from the audience, the former governor of Lagos State revealed that efforts by those who questioned his school records ended in disappointment.

He said, “Deloitte trained me as an accountant. Mobile Oil has attested to my outstanding record. I got to the pinnacle of my career in the private sector. Who among them can brag about that?

“Yes, if you want to wrestle with the pig, you’ve got to live with the dirt. That’s what I’m doing. I got into politics knowing fully well that it is muddy water. Smog will come, and you will have to live with the dirt and make sure you are upright to finish the job.”

In his opening speech, Tinubu had added, “Having spent most of my career in political opposition, I have long fought against electoral malpractice and any attempt to extinguish the legitimate choice of voters. I will continue to do so, I promise.

“I urge all my fellow contestants in this election to do the same. Let the sovereign will of the people decide the path of our nation. And let this election be determined by voters making their choice freely rather than the domineering intimidation of the troublesome few.”