I Made Buhari President, Osinbajo VP, It’s My Turn To Rule Nigeria — Tinubu

Asiwaju Bola Tinu­bu, a presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Pro­gressives Congress (APC), said on Thursday that he was instrumental to the electoral victory of President Muham­madu Buhari in 2015 general election.

He also confirmed that he nominated Prof. Yemi Osin­bajo as Buhari’s running mate.

The APC leader and pres­idential hopeful spoke at the Presidential Lodge in Abeo­kuta, the Ogun Sate capital, while addressing APC del­egates ahead of the party’s presidential primaries of June 6 to 8.

The APC leader, who spoke in Yoruba language, recalled that he had played significant roles on the build -up to the emergence of the APC as the national ruling party.

“I have been there from the days of the Alliance for Democracy (AD), through the Action Congress of  Nigeria  (ACN) and which eventually metamorphosed into the APC.

“I have served for over 25 years and helped many achieve their political ambitions.

‘Your governor, Dapo Abiodun, could not have become governor without God’s and my support.

“Go and  check the video, they did not want to hand over the party’s flag to him as the APC flagbearer for the 2019 gubernatorial election in Ogun.

“I was the one that insisted that it should be given to him.

“If not for me that stood solidly behind Buhari and encouraged him to go ahead, he could not have become president,” he said.

“Since his assumption of power, I never took ministerial position,  begged him for any contract or  loan.

“All I am saying is that it is the turn of the Yoruba speaking people to become president and within the yoruba people, it is my turn.

“I have adopted and protected many political children, but in the face of danger, one has to first protect himself.

“I have served enough. I do not want to become history. It is my turn to become president. It is a matter of right for me.

“Bring it on,” he said.

Tinubu urged the delegates to shun endemic or indigenous  sentiments while voting at the presidential primaries.

He disclosed to them that he sacrificed the position of vice-president offered to him by Buhari in 2015, for Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo whom he nominated.  

Tinubu, therefore, appealed to the delegates to vote for him to clinch the party’s ticket for the 2023 presidential election.

-NAN/Independent

About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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