How I Made Buhari, Osinbajo, Dapo Abiodun President, VP And Governor – Tinubu
The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and presidential aspirant, Bola Tinubu has said he was behind the struggle that made Muhammadu Buhari president of Nigeria.
He stated this while addressing APC delegates ahead of the party’s primaries in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
The former Lagos governor also stated categorically that he nominated Prof Yemi Osinbajo as Buhari’s running mate.
Speaking further on how he made Osinbajo VP, Tinubu said Buhari had offered him a running mate ticket, but some blocs rose against, fanning ember of Muslim–Muslim ticket.
He said when he was asked to submit three names for running mate, he pencilled down Yemi Kadoso, Wale Edun and Yemi Osinbajo.
“You have not heard this from me before. This is the first place I am saying this,” Tinubu said in Yoruba language.
On Buhari emergence, Tinubu said “If not me that led the war front, Buhari wouldn’t have emerged. He contested first, second and third times, but lost. He even said on television that he won’t contest again.
“But I went to his home in Katsina, I told him you would contest and win, but you won’t joke with the matters of the Yorubas. Since he has emerged I have not been appointed Minister. I didn’t get contract.
“This time, it’s Yoruba turn and in Yorubaland, it’s my tenure.”
The APC leader also stated that Dapo Abiodun became Governor because of him and God.
He said: “Dapo that’s sitting down here, could he have become Governor without me? We were at the stadium, they tore all his posters. Even the party flag, they didn’t want to hand over it to him, I was the one who brought it.
“If he wants to meet God at the right place, he must know that without God and me, he would not have become Governor.”
Tinubu was in company of Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo- Olu, his Kano counterpart, Umar Ganduje, and former Borno State Governor, Kasim Shettima.