2023 Presidency: It’s Tinubu’s turn to ‘chop’ – Lalong declares

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Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has declared that it is the turn of the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu to be president.

Lalong who doubles as the director-general of the All Progressives Congress, APC, campaign council, made the declaration, Tuesday, while speaking at Tinubu’s campaign rally in Kwara.

He categorically stated that it is the turn of the former Lagos state governor to ‘chop’ (local parlance that could mean have a share in a booty or food).

“Emi lokan! Asiwaju has done good. It is his turn. It is your turn. It is our turn,” Mr. Lalong said at the top of his voice. “If you ‘chop’ alone, you die alone. It is not ‘chop’ alone. So, it is his turn to ‘chop’ too. And that is why ’emi lokan’ is very important,” he added.

Recall that Emi Lokan became popular in the Nigerian political lexicography after a video of the APC presidential candidate shouting the phrase went viral last year.

Emi Lokan is a Yoruba phrase that loosely translates to “It is my turn” in English.