On Monday, members of the Tinubu family in Lagos acknowledged that the former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, had no genetic connection to the family, reigniting the debate about his paternity.
The family claimed the former governor is not a biological member in a book titled “Onijumu Wura; the Tinubu dynasty of Kakawa Street,” published in Lagos.
Critics refuted Tinubu’s prior claim that he descended from the well-known Tinubu family of Lagos, claiming that he hails from Iragbiji in Osun State.
Since The did not include Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the book that chronicled the family’s ancestors, a portion of the Tinubu family became concerned about the issue this had caused in the state.
As a former head of service in Lagos state and the author of the book, Mr. Rafiu Babatunde Tinubu claimed that “all members of their that bears the name must have biological tie with the priest, the late Alfa Muhammed Bugara Tinubu.”
He claimed that the family needed to correct the record for future generations via the book.
He claimed that He decided to publish the book to protect the family’s reputation.
As a result, finding out the family’s history and origins became an essential topic of discussion at each family gathering.
“…in view of my antecedents as a lecturer at the University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University, I was mandated by the family during its meeting sometime in 1982 under the chairmanship of Papa R.B. King to investigate into the evolution of the Tinubu family in Lagos.”