Former governor of Lagos State and now a presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, BAT, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari would not have won the 2015 presidential election without his intervention.
Tinubu’s words: “You have not heard this from me before. This is the first place I am saying this.
“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.”
He said these in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital yesterday while addressing APC delegates ahead of the party’s primaries.
Also, he said that he nominated Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as Buhari’s running mate.
Consequently, Tinubu said it is now his turn to become the President of the country.
Tinubu added that without God and him, Governor Dapo Abiodun would not have emerged as governor in 2019.
“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.”
In his remarks, the governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, who had earlier declared his support for Osinbajo’s candidature, refused to endorse Tinubu.
Abiodun told Tinubu that delegates from the state would do “the right thing” at the presidential primaries of the APC slated for June 6 – 8, 2022.