I’m not opposed to Ekiti cargo airport – Tinubu

Bola Tinubu

National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has said that he is not opposed to the ongoing construction of a cargo airport in Ekiti State.

An on online news platform, Daily Post, had misunderstood Tinubu’s statement at the recent 10th anniversary and 7th convocation ceremony of Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) and claimed that Tinubu was not in support of the airport.


In a statement, however, on Sunday by his media officer, Tunde Rahman, the APC leader described the report as ‘inaccurate’ and ‘incorrect’.

The statement said Tinubu is not opposed to the cargo airport because of its potential to aid the state’s development through rapid movement of agricultural products, goods and experts.

“What the APC leader is opposed to and in fact spoke against in Ado-Ekiti is creating another main airport since there is already one in neighbouring Akure in Ondo State. This bears restating in order to put the record straight.


“Asiwaju also condemned the tardy services at the Akure Airport whereby planes could not land at 8 am because some key navigational officers had not reported for duty at that business hour, promising to take the matter up with the appropriate authorities.

“The authors of that fake report were either clearly mis-informed or deliberately out to create mischief and cause disaffection between Asiwaju and the authorities working on the cargo airport or perhaps to use Asiwaju’s good name as an alibi to scuttle the plans for the cargo airport,” the statement said.