Ahead of the National Assembly election, the National leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has spoken on why he kicked against the third term of his wife, Senator Oluremi Tinubu in the Senate.
He stated that he did not support his wife’s third term agenda because he is against a third term syndrome.
Tinubu, however, stated that some influential members of the Lagos APC Governor’s Advisory Council, prevailed on him before he allowed his wife run for office.
He stated this while addressing party leaders and members at a stakeholders’ meeting before the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections at Police College playground, Ikeja in Lagos, over the weekend.
While reacting to the allegations that he is imposing candidates on the electorate he claimed that most of his decisions are influenced by APC leaders.
“Let me tell the story of how Bayo Osinowo, APC Senatorial candidate for Lagos East emerged (displacing incumbent Senator Gbenga Ashafa). I was still thinking on the way to go for the primaries.
“I told them, we will not follow the third term syndrome. No candidate will go for a third term which also affected my wife Remi. I did not want her to go for a third term. But Prince Tajudeen Olusi, leader of the GAC and some members led the coup against that decision.
“I told them I wanted my wife back at home but they insisted that I must listen to them. And after much argument, I conceded and said I will obey you. That was how Remi got the APC third term ticket.
“Now coming to the East, (where Ashafa was also bidding to go for the third term and eventually lost out to Osinowo) I was contemplating on who could be our candidate when Kaoli Olusanya led leaders from Ikorodu to my house saying they have resolved to send Bayo Osinowo to the Senate for the East Senatorial District and that was it.”