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Tinubu victory: My life under threat, I must leave now – Lagos ex-Deputy gov, Sinatu 

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A former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Alhaja Sinatu Ojikutu, has raised the alarm that her life is in danger following the emergence of Bola Tinubu as the president-elect.

The former deputy governor said on Wednesday that her life was being threatened just as she stated ahead of the election outcome.

Sinatu Ojikutu was the first female democratically elected deputy governor in the country had prior to the 2023 general election, vowed to go on exile if the former Lagos Governor emerges winner of the election.

Speaking with newsmen at her residence in Ikoyi, Lagos yesterday, the former deputy governor said her life is no longer safe since Tinubu was announced winner of the February 25 polls.

She claimed that her rift with Tinubu, former governor of the state, began over 20 years ago when she opposed his governorship ambition.

According to her, a move by the former president, Olusegun Obasnajo to reconcile her and Tinubu failed a long time ago.

She said: “I came out before the presidential election to say that if Tinubu won, I, Sinatu Aderoju Ojikutu, would renounce the citizenship of Nigeria and I have my reasons.

“It came to me before the elections that Tinubu was asking, am I still alive? When somebody mentioned my issue to him, I understand, he said, ‘Is she still around?’ What does that mean?

“What does he mean? Yes, I am alive, hale and hearty. Have they planned my death? Why should anybody be asking if I am still alive

“Am I safe? And there are many people like that in my category who are not safe too.”

Speaking on her move to relocate from the country, she noted that when Tinubu won the election, people called to assure her that “he would not harm me but I know this man and I have known him for over 20 years. I know what he has done to me personally”.

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