Nigerians on Social media have taken a swipe at President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) , Akinwunmi Adesina after he backed former Nigeria Head of State, Yakubu Gowon in refuting claims that he looted half of Central Bank of Nigeria to the UK.
Recall that a member of the UK Parliament, Tom Tugendhat, made the claims during a debate on the Lekki toll gate shootings of protesters.
Following the development, Gowon in an interview with the BBC, described the allegation as “rubbish”, adding that he served Nigeria diligently with records to show.
Also, reacting, Adesina took to his official Twitter page describing the claims by the Member of UK Parliament as misinformation.
However, Nigerians who weren’t pleased with the praises showered on the former Head of State took to social media to drag Adesina.
While some were of the opinion that the spirit of Lai Mohammed has landed on him, others dragged him for being dishonest and a hypocrite, adding that Gowon isn’t only a criminal but also the one who renegaded on Aburi Accord, killed 3 million Igbos, and starved children to death.
Here are some reactions gathered by DAILY POST.
@Nefirriti, “Akin Adesina is now Yakubu Gowon’s mouthpiece. These old people will never learn. There is no misinformation here. Gowon is many things but honest. He is the war criminal who renegaded on Aburi Accord, killed 3m Igbos, starved children to death. Gowon & his ilk will burn in HELL.”