At Over 60 Years Old, I’m Not Afraid of Death – First Lady, Oluremi On Threats From Bauchi Cleric

by Ohepo Ohepo

Senator Oluremi Tinubu, the First Lady of Nigeria, has responded to a reported death threat directed at her by a well-known Islamic preacher from Bauchi State.

A report by SaharaReporters highlighted that the preacher, in a widely circulated video, stated that Senator Oluremi Tinubu merited death, criticizing the Muslim/Muslim ticket that led to President Bola Tinubu’s election victory as deceitful.

The religious leader contended that the President’s wife, whom he labeled as a non-believer, warranted execution according to Islamic teachings, although he failed to cite any specific passages from the Quran to substantiate his assertion.

“Now, Tinubu, his wife is an infidel. As an infidel, she is a leader among the infidels.

“God’s judgement says she must be killed. She’s a pastor… a leader of infidels (Christians); Allah says they must be killed…,” he had said.

In a recent visit to Bauchi State, the First Lady, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, expressed her feelings regarding the cleric’s aggressive remarks, stating that she did not feel threatened or intimidated by his outburst.

She said, “I want to thank the Bauchi State governor for assuring me that I am safe, but I want to say that I am too old to be afraid.


“If God has granted me more than 60 years on earth, I shouldn’t be afraid of death.”


“I thank God that you encouraged me to come and I want to say that Nigeria belongs to all of us. This is the time for us to unite more than ever before,” she added.

Governor Mohammed condemned the threat to the life of the First Lady and described it as a “national embarrassment.”


“I am particularly disappointed and frustrated that the death threats came from someone from Bauchi State.


“It is a national embarrassment that someone from Bauchi State would threaten the wife of the President.


“I want to apologise to the First Lady over the incident and assure her that the person will not be spared,” he said.


“The First Lady’s visit is a powerful symbol of the peace and progress of Bauchi State,” he declared.

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