Bola TinubuMrs. Folashade Tinubu-Ojo, whose appointment as the new President-General of Lagos Market Men and Women was greeted with controversy, has denied being imposed as late Alhaja Abibatu Mogaji’s successor by her father, a former governor of Lagos State and National Leader, Action Congress of Nigeria, Senator Bola Tinubu.
Late Mogaji, the erstwhile Iya Oloja-General (market leader), who died recently, was Senator Tinubu’s mother.
Mrs. Tinubu-Ojo, who was speaking while inaugurating a new tomato section of the Mile 12 Food Market on Friday, said her appointment was not political.
According to her, “I was never imposed. It is impossible for anybody to impose anyone on traders. Traders are not politicians. Although we all are political animals, this is not a political office where anyone can be imposed. Besides, before my grandmother died, she gave me the mantle. It was the Iya Oloja before her, late Pele Wura, that appointed her (Mogaji) as the Iya Oloja. I learnt she was about my age then.