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Nigerians on social media abuse hell out of me, give me high blood pressure: Tinubu

Mr Tinubu said he now relies on his children and workers to stay updated on trending issues.

• November 19, 2022
Bola Tinubu [Credit: BAT]
Bola Tinubu [Credit: BAT]

Candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the upcoming 2023 presidential election, Bola Tinubu, says he no longer monitors trending events on social media due to the abusive and hostile reception that he gets from Nigerians.

In a video seen by Peoples Gazette, which purportedly shows Mr Tinubu addressing a group of people, the APC candidate said he had to discontinue after experiencing high blood pressure by following events on social media as they relate to him.

“I don’t need social media anymore. They abused the hell out of me. If I read it, I will have high blood pressure and I get angry so I don’t read it. If I want to hear anything, my children or any of my workers will inform me about what people are saying,” he said.

Mr Tinubu said he now relies on his children and workers to stay updated on trending issues.

The former Lagos governor has come under heavy criticism from different sections of the public, especially on social media, in the wake of his presidential campaign bid.

Enmeshed in several scandals, Mr Tinubu has been accused of falsifying his age; his academic qualifications and work history have also come under scrutiny.

Since his time as governor of Lagos, Mr Tinubu has faced backlash for his involvement in drug trafficking during his time in early 1990s Chicago, United States.

Mr Tinubu’s encounter with American authorities over allegations of narcotics trafficking and money laundering led to his forfeiture of the proceeds of the crime to the U.S. government.

Though he’s since maintained his innocence and denied any allegations of wrongdoing, recently released fresh documents by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois has renewed intense public ridicule against Mr Tinubu’s character.

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