Some People wanted Buhari to Influence APC Pry, Tinubu reveals  


Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said pressure was mounted on President Muhammadu Buhari during the party primary to have his anointed candidate and determined its presidential flagbearer. 

Tinubu made this revelation at the residence of Pa Reuben Fasoranti, leader of Afenifere, Yoruba Socio-cultural group, on Sunday in Akure, Ondo State capital where he let the public into some of the things that happened behind the scene during the APC presidential primary which was characterised by several rumours including that the cabal was indisposed to the former Lagos governor’s aspiration. 

Speaking, “The North proved to me Nigeria can survive its unity. Some people wanted President Muhammadu Buhari to announce someone, but the President said no. He insisted the process must go on democratically. The President said that anyone that would mess up the APC process would see his other side. 

“He remained upright to the end. Northern APC Governors resolved that the presidency must go to the South and, especially, South West. Governors Nasir El-Rufai, Abdullahi Ganduje and others supported me to the end. 

“The battle was tough and, at a point, I was in doubt. There were many rumours and I became confused over what to believe. Buhari told me I promoted his name with the way I won the primary election because the process was clean and transparent and nobody could accuse him of manipulating it. 

“The president said I gave him credibility and I deserved to be President. When I asked him to nominate the Vice Presidential candidate, he said I should pick whoever I wanted and it is the reason I chose a competent man in Kashim Shettima who has never lost any election. I particularly went for him because he had protected Christians in time of trouble in his state.” 

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