After Rufai Oseni, anchor for Arise TV, claimed that former Nigerian head of state Late Tafawa Balewa was received by the United States vice president in the late 1960s rather than the President, Christopher Tarka, deputy secretary of the APC presidential campaign committee (PCC), confronted Oseni.
In an interview with Arise News' Morning Show program, Christopher Tarka responded to Rufai's suggestion that the United States will only send a low-ranking officer to witness Tinubu's inauguration on May 29 by tackling Rufai.
In an earlier segment, Rufai Oseni asked Tarka to explain how Nigeria went from being so prosperous that the American vice president greeted our leader Tafawa Balewa upon his arrival in 1960 to being so poor that there was "no top officer like 'Secretary of States' present at the inauguration of its president."
In response, Tarka responded, "You mentioned something, let me point it out. You mentioned the late Tafarwa Balewa was received by the Vice President of America during his visit to the United States in the 1960s; however, you failed to mention the President of the United States.
We are making critical protocol out of this, Tarka continued.
"Recently, our vice president, not our president, attended the inauguration of Kenya's new president; should Kenya conclude from this that we don't hold Kenya in high regard?"
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