Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting
Nigeria’s popular flutist and former President of the Performing Musicians of Nigeria (PMAN), Tee Mac Omatshola Iseli, has challenged All Progressives Congress (APC) to provide the birth certificate of Bola Ahmed Tinubu to prove that he’s not 86 years old.
Stonix News had reported that Tee Mac, while responding to a post by someone on Facebook, had claimed that Tinubu is his in-law and first cousin to his wife, Senator Remi Tinubu.
According to thenigerialawyer.com, Tee Mac said he wasn’t aware that the statement would go viral as he was only responding to a private message on Facebook.
“The guy is one of those internet teams defending and countering anything not pleasing the Tinubu camp,” Tee Mac reiterated.
He, therefore, further challenged the APC to provide his (Tinubu’s) birth certificate to prove him wrong.
“Dear Amb Sunny Okim, I had a busy day today with countless calls from all over the world. I replied countless messages, blogs etc. My response (to the story) is as follows: I replied to a Tinubu fan on Facebook.
“This was actually a private message, everything correct and to my best knowledge of Tinubu. I think the guy is one of those internet teams defending and countering anything not pleasing to Tinubu’s camp.
“I do not have any personal problems with Tinubu, but honestly the way he purchased his presidential ticket made me to be worried about Nigeria.
“This guy posted my reply to many blogs, went into my Instagram and took a recent photo. It has gone viral and I received phone calls from all over the world.
“Let the Tinubu camp provide the birth certificate to prove me wrong!
“I am a proud Nigerian and pray that next year’s election will bring us a president who can take Nigeria out of all the problems like insecurity, inflation and poverty.
“We are the most blessed nation on earth with healthy people, natural resources and nothing should stop us from becoming a leading nation on this earth. Best regards Tee Mac,” the septuagenarian noted.
The flutist with cross-cultural Itsekiri and Swiss roots, stated his earlier claim of marital relationship with the former Lagos State governor, saying: “You see, Tinubu is my in-law. His wife Remi is my cousin. Her Itsekiri mother and my Itsekiri mother are sisters.
“I have known Tinubu since the mid-80s personally and even arranged for him to stay in my stepfather’s house (Sir Mobolaji Bank-Anthony) in London when he went into exile.”