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Tinubu’s Gaffe Goes Viral: Referring to Atiku as ‘Senate President’ in Uyo Speech

Discover the latest political gaffe by veteran politician Bola Ahmed Tinubu, causing debates on accuracy in speeches and responsibility in the political arena of Nigeria. Learn more in our post.



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The political landscape of Nigeria has always been a hotbed of controversies and mishaps, with several politicians and leaders facing the wrath of the public for their gaffes and missteps.

One such incident took place recently, when the former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, mistakenly referred to Atiku Abubakar as the ‘Former Senate President’ during a speech in Uyo, Akwa Ibom.

The incident quickly went viral on social media, with many Nigerians expressing their opinions and reactions on the matter.

Atiku Abubakar is a former Vice President of Nigeria and a prominent figure in the political arena of the country. On the other hand, Bola Ahmed Tinubu is a veteran politician and a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC). He is known for his strong leadership skills and his contributions to the development of Lagos State during his tenure as the governor.

The incident took place during a political rally in Uyo, where Tinubu was addressing a gathering of supporters. In his speech, Tinubu referred to Atiku as the ‘Former Senate President’, instead of his correct title of ‘Former Vice President’.

This mistake was picked up by the public, and the video of Tinubu’s gaffe quickly went viral on social media, with many Nigerians sharing and commenting on the matter.

The incident has sparked a debate on the importance of accuracy in political speeches, with many arguing that politicians who are too old shouldn’t run for public office.

Some have pointed out that such gaffes can lead to misperceptions and misunderstandings, which can have serious consequences for the country.

However, others have argued that mistakes are a part of life, and that Tinubu should not be criticized for his mistake. They have pointed out that even the most seasoned politicians can make mistakes, and that the public should be more forgiving and understanding.

Regardless of the opinions and reactions, the incident has once again brought the issue of gaffes and missteps in political speeches to the forefront.

However, this isn’t the first instance of Tinubu, who is said to be 70 years old according to his Wikipedia page, making a gaffe. There are numerous videos available on the internet showcasing previous instances where he has made mistakes during speeches.

He said: “Atiku, when we made him the senate president, he sold this and sold that.

“He sold our asset, our commonwealth and he embezzled our party money.

“Everything that we had, he sold it and we became skeletons.

“Atiku didn’t care.”

Watch the video below.

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