Demola Olarewaju, the Special Assistant on Digital Media Strategy to Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Thursday said Nigeria cannot afford another political killing as it happened to the late influential Lagos politician, Funso Williams.
Newsbreak.ng reports that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday told his supporters that it is insulting to mention popular Nollywood actress and PDP’s Lagos Deputy-Governorship candidate, Funke Akindele, in his presence.
At a political outing in Lagos yesterday (Wednesday), his supporters had sung a campaign song, describing Ms Akindele as a political ‘ant’ compared to Tinubu’s mentee, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
“Who is Funke Akindele before Sanwo-Olu of Lagos? She is an ant,” the supporters sang.
“Don’t even bother to mention her name in my presence. It is an insult. It is disrespectful,” Tinubu replied disdainfully in Yoruba.
Reacting, Olarewaju wrote on his known Twitter handle: “Tinubu’s flippant dismissal of the Lagos PDP deputy gubernatorial candidate, Funke Akindele, in response to APC party women who are clearly threatened by her – will not be taken lightly by the party. Nigeria cannot afford another political killing, as happened to Funso Williams.”