Did Tinubu’s Daughter Ask Him To Drop Presidential Ambition As Claimed In Viral Video?

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A Twitter post that has gone viral claims that a daughter of the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, made a video cautioning him to drop his presidential ambition on the grounds that he is not fit for the position.

The post reads, “UNBELIEVABLE (video) officialABAT daughter Funmilayo Tinubu opposes her father’s desperation to be president. Says he’s unfit to rule Nigeria at this critical time.”

Daily Trust's investigations showed that the post's caption is deceptive.

Recently, Twitter users retweeted the footage that was initially posted on Instagram.

Adetoun Onajobi, an activist and Instagram influencer, is the writer of the original post, and she published the video on her account's official Instagram page (justadetoun) in July.

According to Daily Trust, she referred to Asiwaju Tinubu as her "father" in the video metaphorically because she respects him and values the bond he shares with her husband.

Adetoun had earlier stated in an interview on a program called Rubbin' Minds that "Tinubu is like a father to me but I will never endorse him" before the footage became online.


Daily Trust can confirm that the video is misleading and was not made by any of Tinubu’s biological children.

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