The National leader of All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, has reacted to reports of him saying he is ready to get dirty to fulfil his ambition of becoming President of Nigerian in 2023.
It would be recalled that the Presidential aspirant stated that no intimidation or blackmail can stop him, adding that he is “ready to get dirty”.
Since the report of his outburst emerged online, Nigerians has been dragging the former governor of Lagos state.
Addressing the issue in a statement released by Media Aide, Tunde Rahman, Tinubu insisted that he never said he would fight dirty to achieve his presidential ambition.
According to him, the remark was misunderstood.
Rahman added that Tinubu made the “get dirty” comment in response to insults thrown at him after he made his intentions to run for the presidency public.
The statement reads partly:
“Speaking at the residence of Olubadan-Designate, the All Progressives Congress National Leader, Asiwaju Tinubu, referring to some of the unwarranted attacks against him used the metaphor of wrestling with the pig, saying “if you decide to wrestle with the pig, you must be ready to get dirty.
He said he had accepted to take the insults and dirt thrown at him by some people as a price to pay for venturing into politics and seeking to be President of Nigeria.
“Sadly, the wrong headline and story have been latched on by some online platforms/blogs and commentators to pour invective on Asiwaju Tinubu. These commentaries and remarks are unfortunate because they are groundless, misinformed and misdirected. Hence, this clarification has become imperative.
“It bears restating that at no time during the visit and in his speech did Asiwaju indicate that he would fight dirty for his presidential ambition. His words were carefully chosen.”