“Discard Chimamanda’s open letter,” Bayo Onanuga, Tinubu’s aide, advises Biden

Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Media Advisor, Bayo Onanuga, has urged incoming US President Joe Biden to dismiss an open letter penned by acclaimed author Chimamanda Adichie.

He communicated this sentiment through a post on his Twitter handle.

Beforehand, it was announced that the renowned writer had delivered a letter to Rishi Sunak, UK’s Prime Minister, and the United States, admonishing them for felicitating the new election winner amidst the detected abnormalities.

Mr Bayo Onanuga referred to her letter as a piece of fiction stirred by a tribesman’s passing in a Twitter post.

On reaching the US president, he asked him to dispose of it.

Bayo Onanuga stated:

“Dear President Joe Biden, kindly disregard Chimamanda’s open letter concerning Nigeria’s elections as soon as it comes to your attention. She conceived fiction inspired by the significant loss of her tribe member Peter Obi.”

‘As the first woman to earn the title of Chief in my hometown, I believe in equal celebration of both genders’ – Chimamanda Adichie

Chimamanda Adichie has made it known that she is the first woman in her hometown to receive the prestigious title of Chieftaincy. She calls on cultural practitioners to ensure that both genders receive equal accolades.

She received the award of chieftainship in her hometown last Friday.

Adichie, who is from Abba, Anambra State, was bestowed the title of ‘Odeluwa Abba’. Charles Soludo, the Governor of Anambra State, was among the distinguished guests present at the event.

In expressing her gratitude towards those who celebrated her during the event, Adichie noted that her new title could pave the way for recognition of other women in various spheres of life.

“I am thankful for the warmth and love shown to me by the people of Abba in Anambra State. I am also grateful for their enthusiastic support. I appreciate Igwe LN Ezeh, for awarding me the title ‘Odeluwa’ — ‘the one who writes for the world.’ (My father held the title ‘Odelora’ — ‘the one who writes for the community,’ and the symbolism is not lost on me.)

“I take pride in being the first woman in my hometown to be named a chief, and this brings me hope that more women will follow in my footsteps. Cultures are shaped by its people, and not the other way around. Our culture should be one that celebrates accomplishments, irrespective of gender.

“There was so much happiness during that day, but the highlight for me was seeing many kids on the roadside, laughing, waving, and shouting ‘Odeluwa!’ I hope that amongst them were young girls with big dreams, spurred on to keep working hard,” she shared in an Instagram post.

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