Ex Lagos deputy governor to renounce citizenship over Tinubu’s election

FORMER Lagos State deputy governor, Sinatu Ojikutu, has announced that she is in the process of renouncing her Nigerian citizenship and relocating from the country following Bola Tinubu’s victory in the 2023 presidential election.

She stated while addressing a press conference at home in Lagos on Wednesday, April 12.


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The former deputy governor, who served from 1992 to 1993, had previously expressed her opposition to Tinubu’s presidency before the election.

Ojikutu claimed that she had been subjected to constant humiliation since his victory.

She stated that she would not hold a Nigerian passport with Tinubu as President and wants to find a new home where she can live peacefully.

Already, according to her, she has contacted lawyers to help her identify a country where she can obtain citizenship.

Ojikutu said she does not intend to travel to the United States or the United Kingdom, but instead prefers a simpler country to live in.

“I will not hold a Nigerian passport with Bola Tinubu as President,” she said.



    “I am praying to God to give me the nation I can go to. I am not going to America or the United Kingdom.

    “I want a simple place where I (can) stay and live for the rest of my life.”

    She reiterated that she had been ostracized and humiliated since Tinubu’s victory, particularly in places where she should be honoured.

    Despite receiving calls from people who tried to assure her that Tinubu would not do anything to her, she feels her safety is at risk.

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    1. Madam, I can’t believe this. Another Bode George. Is Tinubu your creator or the owner of Nigeria. Why can’t you turn to the Almighty to deliver you from your enemies. People say Tinubu could be very tolerant, accommodating. Your fears could only be his morbid ,violent supporters. You have no cause to renounce your citizenship. Is there any other reason only known to you?


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