A few days before the inauguration of the incoming administration, a chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Mary Ikoku, reacted to the controversies surrounding the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, and his family. While speaking in an interview with Arise TV, Ikoku recalled that critics claimed that Tinubu’s daughter, Folashade Tinubu-Ojo, is 62 years old, but she made it clear that the claims are not true.
According to her, she met Tinubu’s daughter in London 16 years ago, adding that she was a classmate of one of her friends at that time, and it is not true that she is 62 years old. She claimed that critics were making such claims in a bid to discredit Tinubu.
“A lot of things are said about politicians, especially when you are running for office. A lot of things have been said about Tinubu, and one of them is that his daughter is 62 and he is turning 71. I met Tinubu’s daughter in North London 16 years ago at an old classmate’s home, and they were classmates in London. It was 100% falsehood (that she is 62) because if Tinubu’s daughter was a classmate of my own secondary school classmate, then there is no way she is now 62.”