A campaign office, purportedly for the 2023 presidential elections ambition of a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has opened in Osun state.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the campaign office had pictures of Tinubu as well as his name written all over the place. It also had a massive banner with inscriptions like 'Tinubu 2023 Non-Negotiable'.
The banner was put up by one Mutiu Kunle Okunola, who claimed to be the national coordinator of Tinubu's 2023 presidential campaign movement. NAN reports that the new office is located along Gbongan-Ibadan road, Osogbo.
Mutiu Kunle Okunola, was a former organizing secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos
. Okunola had at one time claimed that he defected to APC to throw his weight behind Tinubu's yet-be-declared move to become Nigeria's president in 2023.
He had also said that he would embark on a campaign tagged Tinubu 2023 not negotiable. Okunola officially joined APC on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Legit.ng recently reported that Tinubu, on his part, dissociated himself from 2023 presidential campaign materials flooding the streets of Lagos, among others.
Tinubu said the materials and attendant campaigns for him ahead of 2023 elections were unsolicited. Tinubu's media aide Tunde Rahman said the materials said the promotional items being branded with his principal's names were never approved by the politician.