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He is our family’s benefactor. We cannot work against him



Kayode Salako, the husband of actress Foluke Daramola-Salako, has come out to defend her after she was bashed on-line for allegedly supporting the ‘presidential bid’ of APC Natiaonl chief, Bola Tinubu.

Foluke obtained warmth on-line final week after a video of her and her colleagues singing Tinubu’s reward, surfaced on-line, This comes following rumors of Tinubu planning to run for presidency come 2023. 

The video confirmed some Nollywood stars, sitting round a convention desk, and chanting, “Asiwaju Bola Tinubu”. In her protection, Foluke mentioned she and her colleagues’ presence on the gathering had nothing to do with politics. She mentioned although she’s a card carrying member of the APC, they weren’t there to endorse any candidate, as an alternative they had been there for a peace and unity marketing campaign. Learn right here.

In an open letter to Nigerians, her husband, Kayode mentioned Nigerians are free to hate who they hate, whereas he and is spouse ought to be free to like, who they love, and be capable to present it in a democracy.

He identified that it will be arduous for them to work in opposition to the curiosity of Tinubu as he’s a benefactor of their household. In accordance with him,. they might fairly not help any political candidate than go in opposition to Tinubu.

He additionally talked about that Nigerians can not proceed accountable Bola Tinubu for the fallout of the Lekki toll gate bloodbath of October, 20, 2020 since he is not the President and Commander in Chief of the Armed forces.


”Pricey Nigerians,


Foluke Daramola Salako has been concerned in politics for nearly each a part of her life. That is additionally evident in her pupil days on the Obafemi Awolowo college, the place she began taking part in politics; contested election and received to develop into the Director of Socials within the Pupil Union Authorities of the college, in the course of the interval.

I met her as a politically inclined individual 10 years in the past, and he or she has lived with me like that ever since. We’re each concerned in politics, as a result of that’s what the the prevalent Nigerian system is encouraging all Nigerians to do.

We should proceed to work with others politically for the aim of contributing to the development of our nation’s democratic course of and the enterprise of constructing and preferrred Nigeria collectively.

We’re in politics, as a result of the system is encouraging all people to become involved and take part in it.

Nonetheless, Foluke has never carried out PDP earlier than or function in every other get together, however traditionally the ruling get together in Lagos, the place she relies and runs her issues. That can be the identical method it’s with me.


Like me, her hubby, she has been a card carrying member of APC, because the first month the get together has been current in Nigeria. We each registered to work as members of the get together on the identical day in 2014, simply because we believed it’s the finest political platform for all of the politically inclined progressives in Nigeria.

Earlier than APC was created, we had been members of the then defunct Motion Congress of Nigeria (ACN) get together, which Asiwaju Bola Tinubu was the founder and the chief. All our lives, we’ve got by no means carried out PDP or every other get together earlier than. We’ve got all the time labored politically on the facet of something that has to do with Bola Tinubu college of political ideology and progressive motion.

Politically, that’s our personal non secular model of the divide.

So, Foluke and I, have all the time been on the facet of what we imagine is the best facet of the political divide in Nigeria. We’ve got all the time been on the facet of the progressive political motion within the nation. We’ve got all the time been the place Bola Tinubu progressive college of political ideology and motion have been within the nation. We have not labored anyplace else earlier than, since we have been concerned in politics in Nigeria. We’ve got all the time been the place the intrest of Bola Tinubu political inclinations lie since 1999.

We’re nonetheless concerned in politics. We’re nonetheless APC. And, proper now, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is the nationwide chief of the get together, besides these Nigerians, who casitigate individuals for been within the get together of their selections have viable different political platfrom for Nigerians like us.

Whether it is improper to be a member of APC or PDP, are you able to then give us one other political platfrom, current in Nigeria proper now, the place, on the finish of the day, we cannot go and waste our causes for involvement, time and different materials sources within the participation.

As I submit this piece, Bola Tinubu hasn’t formally come out to declare for the race of the 2023 presidential election. He’s but to do this. And, our get together has not introduced its presidential flag bearer nonetheless. So, these Nigerians, who’re already attacking, cursing and bashing different Nigerians for who they prefer to affiliate with politically ought to give themselves peace. It isn’t but clear to anybody, who’s going to be the subsequent president of Nigeria. Even all of the political events should not but positive. None is certain about it!


You can’t say since you really feel offended by somebody, otherwise you now not like him or wish to hear his identify in your personal purpose, then all people else ought to hate him. That isn’t what the tenets of democracy is all about.

In democracy, even the satan would all the time have die-hard supporters and the angels, or Holy spirit, critical haters!

You might be free to hate who you hate, and I ought to be free to like, who I like, and be capable to present it in democracy. We’re all entitled to our selections and the explanations for these selections.

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is likely to be a improper candidate to you, however for my very own purpose, he is likely to be the popular selection.

In addition to, you have no idea the connection Asiwaju shares with my individual and my rapid household.

Foluke Daramola’s solely sister and her husband work straight in Asiwaju’s system proper now. That could be a nice influence to her household, which I additionally belong as an in-law. Do you now anticipate Foluke or me to work in opposition to such sort of a uncommon benefactor and the social father of her consciousness!

It could be arduous for us to do this!


The very fact stays that, what would make Foluke and me to work in opposition to the political curiosity of Bola Tinubu, we’d fairly not help or work for anyone else. Besides if that individual is the candidate of APC, our get together.

Aside from being a benefactor in our household, in 2016, when my buxom sister; social undertaking affiliate and Nollywood actress, the late Moji Olaiya, died in Canada, and there was no sufficient cash to fly her stays dwelling for correct burial, it was Asiwaju who surprisingly got here to the rescue.

Bola Tinubu didn’t know Moji from Adams, he solely heard about that want, and he paid, even rather more past the expectations of her household, Foluke, her buxom good friend and the burial committee, who went to hunt the assistance from him, when most different Nigerians, who had been contacted didn’t reply favorably.

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On one other observe, you can not proceed accountable Bola Tinubu for the fallout of the Lekki toll gate bloodbath of Tuesday, October 20, 2020 in Nigeria. The very fact stays that, he isn’t the commander of the Nigerian army or that of the grand commander of the federal republic of Nigeria. Or, neither am I conscious he was but formally indicted within the report, submitted by the panel of enquiry arrange by the Lagos State authorities to analyze the incidents of the interval of the EndSARS protests.

We had been all concerned within the EndSARS protests; All of us performed our roles and all of us have been condemning that bloodbath incidence all alongside. It was dangerous and horrible! It’s condemnable and stands condemnable!

However, the very fact is, Bola Tinubu shouldn’t be the one commanding the military and neither is he the one, presiding over the affairs of Nigeria as her president. So, the official blame ought to, fairly, go to the best quarters.

If anyone ought to be blamed, it ought to be the president of the nation as on the time, and the chief of military workers. My level is, the troopers would not have come to a state like Lagos for that sort of brutal operations in opposition to the residents of the nation, with out an approval from the required army authorities and the powers that be in Aso Rock.


Nonetheless, if Asiwaju decides to contest to be the president of Nigeria tomorrow, and our nice get together finds him good and appropriate sufficient to fly its ticket, that’s the place you will notice us, no matter what anyone feels, or can say about it, as a result of that’s our get together.

We’ve got by no means been anyplace else since 1999 that we’ve got each been concerned. We had been AD, AC, ACN and have been APC since 2014.

Whoever our get together goes to be supporting and presenting for the election, is who can be our candidate.

We’re each get together loyalist people to the core! We will proceed to be loyal to the curiosity of the expansion, progress and survival of the get together, the place we play our politics.

In 2014, each of us had been supplied 65,000 {dollars} to work in opposition to the presidential candidate of our personal get together then, the temptation to go for the cash was emotionally intense, particularly for Foluke as the girl, however resolutely, I prevailed on the state of affairs and we each rejected it. We didn’t settle for to go for the juicy choice. We each remained with the candidate of our get together then, which was president Muhammadu Buhari, not as a result of the supply of engaged on one other facet of the electoral divide was an abomination, however as a result of that was the facet of Bola Tinubu progressive motion as on the time; the best way of nearly all of Nigerians and the best factor to do.

By precept, we stayed the place the needs of nearly all of Nigerians had been within the electioneering course of.

Those that went to work with PDP in our industries went, they made the large cash. This we all know and a few of them that we had relationship with advised us. Nonetheless, they’re among the financially endowed individuals, Nigerians are celebrating and praying for at present, however we stood on the facet of what we believed in.


Generally, Foluke would ask me, what’s the place and definition of morality, when those that stick with it are deserted and continuously castigated by the society, and people who abuse and desecrate it on the alter of survival are sometimes celebrated and worshipped.

Effectively, to all the time stand on the a part of what we imagine is true for Nigeria is who we’re. And, we are going to all the time stand on the facet of something that we imagine is nice for the curiosity of our get together; the individuals of Nigeria and our personal conscience.

Whether it is concerning the cash, Foluke ought to be one of many richest celebrities within the nation proper now. When others had been porting to go and work to gather all the large cash in {dollars} in 2014 and 2019, we remained on the facet of who our get together, the All Progressives Congress, mentioned all its members ought to stick with and work for. That was the facet of nearly all of the Nigerian voters within the election. As a result of that was the person, who finally received the election.

There, we each labored. There, I labored because the Nationwide Secretary of the Buhari/Osinbajo Mandate Group, in the course of the interval. That was probably the most distinguished and fashionable help and marketing campaign teams for the present federal authorities within the election.

I’ve been on the facet of something that has to do with Asiwaju Bola Tinubu all my life, and so is also Foluke Daramola Salako. That’s the facet of the progressive political motion within the nation. That’s the place we’ve got been since we’ve got been doing politics in Nigeria.

So, Foluke has all the time been concerned in politics. She shouldn’t be solely a Nollywood practitioner. She is a card carrying member of APC, the ruling get together within the nation. She has been one versatile and dedicated one like that, in addition to myself, since one month the get together was shaped and has been working within the nation.

Democracy is the sport of who nearly all of the residents in a rustic would all the time wish to rule their society. It’s the sport of ‘the minority would all the time have their say, however the majority, their method’. We’ve got all the time labored politically on the facet of that majority, and that’s the place you’ll nonetheless see us in 2023.


Foluke and I’d not work in opposition to the needs of nearly all of Nigerians, when it’s time to work to decide on the subsequent president in Nigeria.

And, I additionally imagine that our nice get together, the All Progressives Congress, would additionally not make that mistake of conceeding its ticket to any candidate, who would make it to lose the election in 2023.

I can guarantee Nigerians, who’re attacking and abusing different individuals proper now, that Foluke and I’d work with the candidate of our get together, when the time comes – Any candidate by any means!

We can’t work the place the ‘minority’ are crying wolf – attacking and bashing individuals, who’ve the best to their selections, however the place the bulk are going to be voting to put in one other president by the favored needs, votes and aspirations of the bulk in Nigeria.

Foluke and I’d work with our get together and it’s our perception that, whoever our get together would give its presidential ticket to, is who nearly all of Nigerians would go together with, to be the subsequent president of Nigeria.

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu shouldn’t be our personal enemy. We won’t hate him!

Aside from being the chief of our get together; a distinguished and illustrious son of the Yoruba nation, he’s our household benefactor!”


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