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Thursday, 27 April 2017

El-Rufai and Saraki persuaded Buhari not to pick me as his Vice Presidential candidate- Bola Tinubu

In the yet to be launched book ‘Against the Run of Play,’ written by the Chairman, Editorial Board of ThisDay, Olusegun Adeniyi, National Leader of APC, Bola Tinubu, alleged that Senate President Bukola Saraki and Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, persuaded President Buhari from picking him as his running mate in the 2015 presidential election.

Tinubu alleged that Saraki, El-Rufai and some other politicians who defected to APC just before the elections, worked against the plan of the party to make him the running mate of President Buhari.


According to him, the politicians argued that running with President Buhari would form a Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket which could cost the party victory at the polls. “What they did behind my back was wrong. We always do things as a group. By the time they joined, we were already too far ahead in our processes but we accommodated them. We agreed to take their state structures and subsume them into the part and they all had their opportunity to nominate the candidates of their choices for different political offices. But they went behind to instigate Buhari and some other people in the party against me on the pretext of religion. That was not right. They were canvassing arguments that the Christians in the North would not vote for a Muslim-Muslim ticket.

Nasir el-Rufai was also selling the same argument within the CPC (the defunct Congress for Progressive Change) because at that point, he still wanted to have Pastor Bakare brought in as Buhari’s running mate.”

Tinubu is quoted to have said that Buhari later requested him to nominate three persons for the Vice President's ticket but he presented only Yemi Osinbajo as his ultimate choice. “I backed down because I did not want to be depicted as causing a problem. I backed away from the position in order to offer Buhari a name I once raised with him in 2011: that of Professor Yemi Osibanjo".

14 comments:

Alloy Chikezie said...

Warreve! This wouldn't change nothing.

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funsho Bernice said...

....Old junk News.
What is my business with that trash.

Unknown said...

To candid in which ever way my good leader has looked at this issue,all I know was that he as made a right decision by choosing OSIBAJO. Otherwise we would have missed it. Hence,Asiwaju could still be our future PRESIDENT.N O COURSE for alarm.

Okowright Balaxy said...

If Tinubu was VP, Buhari would have died long ago. Dude is a crook

Amos Mohammed said...

But that was a good advice after all.

Anonymous said...

What do you expect Sir, when you allowed (and are still allowing) vultures and hyenas from a party that has ruined the country for 16 years to defect en-masse into your party, they will of course derail your plans. The only plan that matters to them is their own plan of continuous looting and plunder of the country's resources. It is a surprise that you didn't see that coming.

OSINANL said...

CHAIIIIIIIIII....
NIGERIA DON SUFFER...
THIEFNUBU TOO WANT TO BECOME PRESIDENT FROM BACK DOOR
OLD THESE OLD POWER DRUNK MONKEYS

Anonymous said...

It would have been a very good combination if Tinubu was the VP all these wahala would not have been

He knows how to handle things underground, you can now see that Tinubu is out of APC no story

Anonymous said...

It would have been a very good combination if Tinubu was the VP all these wahala would not have been

He knows how to handle things underground, you can now see that Tinubu is out of APC no story

Anonymous said...

It would have been a very good combination if Tinubu was the VP all these wahala would not have been

He knows how to handle things underground, you can now see that Tinubu is out of APC no story

Anonymous said...

. . . thank God Buhari listened. I really do not know what you are looking for as V.P of Nigeria; to have the opportunity of robbing the whole nation totally blind and owing it? Did you not do enough damage to Lagos?

Anonymous said...

U people want to turn Aso Rock to a home of grand and great grandfathers abi

Anonymous said...

In that case Saraki and El Rufai saved Nigeria from Toxic Tinubu.

Emeka said...

God used Tinubu to place Osibanjo there. Osibanjo should appreciate God and on a human level also not stab Tinubu anyday

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