The presidential aspirant of the All Progress Congress, Biol Tinubu, on Thursday, June 2, bragged about leading the political struggle that produced Muhammadu Buhari as President in 2015.
The former Governor of Lagos state while addressing Ogun APC delegates ahead of the party’s primaries, also claimed that he nominated Prof Yemi Osinbajo as Buhari’s running mate.
According to the reports, Tinubu made the statement in the home state of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, said Buhari had offered him a running mate ticket, but some blocs rose against him, fanning the ember of a Muslim-Muslim ticket.
He revealed that he set up vice president Yemi Osinbanjo, Yemi Kadoso, and Wale Edun but later settled for the Professor of Law.
“You have not heard this from me before. This is the first place I am saying this,” Tinubu said.
Recalling how he pushed Buhari into contesting in the 2015 presidential election, the former Governor of Lagos state also 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 a contract.
“This time, it’s Yoruba turn and in Yorubaland, it’s my tenure.”
Tinubu also claimed that without him, Dapo Abiodun would not have been sitting as Governor of Ogun State in the 2019 election.
“Dapo that’s sitting down here, could he have become Governor without me? We were at the stadium, and 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,” he added.
According to the reports, Abiodun who described Tinubu as a political warrior, serial winner, and strategist, added that delegates from the state would do “the right thing” at the convention.