Flutterwave’s Co-founder and former Chief Executive Officer, Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, has explained why he helped to develop and present the digital economy plan of Bola Ahmed Tinubu the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to the tech entrepreneur, he did it because of his belief that political engagement is key to nation-building.
Aboyeji also noted that he had, in the past, supported the current opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He stressed that he is not a member of any political party.
He added that he would not refuse opportunities to engage politicians on policy issues.
His involvement elicited mixed reactions: Naturenex gathered that Aboyeji’s decision to present Tinubu’s tech plan at a meeting with the private sector community on Tuesday met mixed reactions. He was heavily criticized on Twitter, especially by the supporters of the Labour Party’s Presidential candidate, Peter Obi, for aligning himself with the ‘old order’ politicians.
On the other hand, Aboyeji also received support from Tinubu’s camp on Twitter, who argued that he has the right to support any candidate of his choice like every other Nigerian.