Tee Mac makes U-turn over “Tinubu unfit to be president” statement
Omatshola Iseli, alias Tee Mac, has admitted that his remarks on Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the All Progressive Congress’ (APC) presidential candidate, were misconstrued.
The flutist had previously said that Tinubu is unfit to be the president of Nigeria and that there were many aspects of the former governor of Lagos state that are cloaked in darkness.
Despite being an in-law to the APC presidential candidate, Tee Mac claimed that their relationship terminated in 2015 because of the controversies surrounding his age, upbringing, and source of wealth.
In a statement on Saturday, the former president of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN) claimed, however, that he made the comments in a private chat.
Tee Mac claimed that Tinubu’s role in 2015’s sale of President Muhammadu Buhari to Nigerians was his one and only grievance with him.
The statement reads:
“My attention has been drawn to a post that has gone viral on social media regarding a private banter with a Facebook acquaintance on the eligibility of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu for the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
“Whilst it is regrettable that such a private conversation went viral from a Facebook account, let me state that the conversation was taken out of context.”
“In the first instance, I have high regards for the person of the APC presidential candidate; a two (2)-term governor of Lagos state, and a revered leader of the APC. I have lived in Lagos since I relocated from Switzerland, and I can attest to his transformational impact in the state.”
“More significantly is his ability to identify and engage exceptional and committed technocrats in governance with tangible results over time, and maintaining relationships with them, and others across board. This, I believe will be replicated if he is given the opportunity at the federal level.”
“His all-inclusive style of governance has seen people from other states, ethnicities, and faith take up appointments in Lagos, serving meritoriously too! Consequently, his competence is not in doubt. I only expressed my fear for the rigours of the office.”
“My only grouse, which I still stand by, is that it was Tinubu who sold Buhari to the nation in 2015, which candidate, contrary to all expectations, underperformed.”