Senator Oluremi Tinubu, the wife of the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, has revealed she begged the wife of her husband’s running mate, Hajia Nana Shettima, for N2 million on Wednesday.
Oluremi said this to counter the belief of many who felt the family was wealthy and that her husband was popular because of money.
Oluremi, a former Lagos Senator, said this on Thursday, during a town hall meeting with People Living With Disabilities in Abuja.
“When they say he has the money of the world, I just wonder. Mrs Shettima knows that I begged her just to give me N2m yesterday,” she said.
She attributed the generosity of Tinubu as the reason behind his popularity and not money.
Oluremi said, “Asiwaju’s secret is not about money, contrary to what people think, he is a very compassionate man and very generous. There is nothing he can’t give.”
“I remember after he finished as governor, we used to have this staff at home; if you needed anything, he would say go and meet so and so―that is who he is.
“The people you see in rallies are not after money. They believe someone can give them hope in these trying times.”
Tinubu is one of the major contenders aspiring to be the President of Nigeria in the general election coming up next week’s Saturday.