Former Ogun State governor candidate Segun Sowunmi alleges that Tinubu is giving members of his ethnic group significant financial roles. According to Sowunmi, Tinubu nominated a member of his clan to head the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited (NNPCL), a key organization in the nation’s financial industry.
Sowunmi voiced this opinion in a conversation with Seun Okinbaloye on the Mic On Podcast. He explained that his criticism sprang from his commitment to a united Nigeria, not from animosity toward Tinubu or dissatisfaction with the administration.
According to Sowunmi’s words: “You are putting all agencies that control money and appropriate the money in your tribe and then you go on to NNPC, which is the basic cash cow of the country, and the only person you can find to make as chairman is also your tribesman. I am not a hater of government and I am not a hater of Bola Tinubu, I am just a lover of a united Nigeria.
Speaking further, You remember how many times I came on your interview where I would take on the government of General Muhammadu Buhari. I consider it as being unfair to myself, and unfair to the people who used to listen to me when I was charging the other people to do better for everybody if I now suddenly become muted because your brother is the one in charge of the country now”.