Sowore Kicks As Tinubu Budgets N7bn For Renovations, N5bn On Yacht, N1.5bn On First Lady’s Cars


Omoyele Sowore, the African Action Congress, AAC’s Presidential Candidate in the 2019 and 2023 elections has described President Bola Ahmed Tinubu as running a dynasty of thieves over the government’s plan to buy a yacht for N5 billion and splash N7 billion on a hardly used residence in Lagos.

He accused Tinubu of scrapping fuel subsidy and introducing school fees to Federal-owned schools, while spending on frivolities.

Tinubu has approved N4 billion for the renovation of his official residence at Dodan Barrack in Lagos, and a further N3 billion for same purpose on the Vice President’s official quarters in the country’s commercial capital.

The amount was approved by the Federal Executive Council on Monday and contained in the supplementary budget sent to the National Assembly for approval.

Tinubu had on Tuesday requested the National Assembly to approve the N2.17 trillion supplementary budget.

In the supplementary budget, the President also proposed another N4 billion for the renovation of presidential quarters for himself, N4 billion for the construction of an office complex within the State House and N2.5 billion for the renovation of Aguda House –the official residence of the Vice President located within the Aso Rock Villa.

Tinubu says he would be expending N3 billion on the acquisition, renovation, and rehabilitation of four EFCC fortified quarters as a State House complex at Mabushi and Guzape within the Federal Capital Territory.

Reacting on social media, Sowore tweeted:

“The @officialABAT dynasty of thieves! They want to buy a “Presidential Yacht” for N5billion for a man who’s never been to a stream before, they want to renovate a Presidential Lodge in Lagos for N4b for a man who just built a mansion in Lagos that stretches from Bourdillon to Queens Drive in Ikoyi! Reason the joker was grandstanding about his son, Seyi sneaking into FEC meetings just to fool the unwary. #RevolutionNow

“They took fuel subsidies from the poor, floated the naira and introduced school fees so they could fund their luxuries while they maintain the miseries of the Nigerian populace!”


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