DG of Pro-Bola Tinubu Group Claims Former Lagos State Governor Owns Shares at English Premier League Club

DG of Pro-Bola Tinubu Group Claims Former Lagos State Governor Owns Shares at English Premier League Club

Babajide Orevba
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:55 PM
  • Bola Tinubu who is eyeing the presidency is said to own a sizable amount of shares at English Premier League club Manchester United
  • A member of the Tinubu Support Management Council made this disclosure during a prime time TV program ‘Journalists Hangout’
  • Jibrin further stated that he learnt the former Lagos state governor also acquired shares with tech giants, Apple

In a bid to defend his boss over his source of wealth, Abdulmumin Jibrin who is the director-general of the Tinubu Support Management Council, disclosed that the presidential hopeful has shares with Manchester United.

Jibrin, who was a guest on a program on TVC, further stated that Bola Tinubu also has sizable shares with tech giants Apple.

The Eagle reports that Jibrin joined the program ‘Journalists Hangout’ via zoom anchored by Babajide Kolade-Otitoju and shared the information.

Bola Tinubu
Bola Tinubu eyeing Nigeria's presidency. Photo: Naija News
Source: UGC

He added that the All Progressives Chieftain had been funding pro-democracy groups with his personal funds since the 90s.

Jibrin said, as per Sports Ration:

“I was shocked to discover that Asiwaju has enormous shares in Apple Corporation and also lately while watching football with him, I also discovered that he is a big shareholder in Manchester United.
“Asiwaju has been funding pro-democracy groups since the 1990s, using his investment to support them. No one has disputed this fact. Why were they not asking him where he got his money then?”

Dangote interested in buying Arsenal

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The 64-year-old was initially linked with a move to buy out Lady Nina Bracewell-Smith's 15.9% shares in 2011 but he later abandoned the deal in a bid to focus on his refinery project in Lagos.

With the project nearing completion, the Kano-born business mogul might be ready for the takeover from Stan Kroenke at the Emirates Stadium.

The American businessman is the owner of the club and he also owns the LA Rams American Football team. However, the 74-year-old has been heavily criticised for not putting money into the club.

Victor Osimhen on Arsenal’s radar

Sports Brief earlier reported that English giants Arsenal are reportedly desperate in signing a new striker as Nigerian youngster Victor Osimhen is said to be on their radar.

The Gunners’ boss Mikel Arteta is hoping to improve his squad’s attack, but he will need to convince Italian side Napoli to sell the Super Eagles player.

It was gathered that Tottenham are also monitoring the player’s situation in Italy as Antonio Conte is also said to be interested.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.