Alliance for Credible Election (ACE), a group of younger political elements within the All Progressives Congress (APC), has labeled Mr. Bola Ahmed Tinubu as a “liar” because of his claim the he rejected becoming Director of ExxonMobil for Nigeria’s project.
According to a release by ACE, Tinubu never worked with ExxonMobil Producing, which is an upstream company. Rather, he was a staff of Mobil Oil, the downstream Nigeria subsidiary.
The former Governor of Lagos State and presidential aspirant, had said on the February 23, 2022, that he rejected the role of a Director of Finance of ExxonMobil for Nigeria’s project.
The APC National Leader stated this when he met with Ekiti State Council of Traditional Rulers at their chambers in Ado-Ekiti.
According to the controversial politician, whose source of stupendous wealth has attracted criticism; “…I was with MKO Abiola in Social Democratic Party. I was a Senator before he came out. I was the youngest Senator of that era. I was about becoming Director of Finance of ExxonMobil, but I rejected it.
“I said I wanted to serve Nigeria. They gave me a leave of absence to go and do politics for four years and come back, but I only spent two years as a senator when the military came and terminated our tenure. I had an option, which was to go back and enjoy at ExxonMobil, but I decided that I would fight for Nigeria.”
Tinubu admitted that successive administrations, including his ruling APC, has failed to reposition Nigeria.
According to him, “…we have struggled for democracy and today, we have democracy, but we are not stable yet. There is insecurity, hopelessness, lack of education, and suffering in the land. By now, we should have a good farming system and opportunities to produce for other nations to buy.”