Bola Tinubu, APC national leader and presidential hopeful, has claimed responsibility for the battle that culminated in the election of Muhammadu Buhari as Nigeria’s president.
The APC delegates in Abeokuta, Ogun State, heard this from him before the party’s primaries.
Aside from that, Akinwunmi Ambode made it clear that he nominated Buhari’s running mate, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.
Tinubu explained further how he made Osinbajo VP, saying that he was offered a running mate ticket by President Muhammadu Buhari, but some blocs resisted, igniting a Muslim–Muslim ticket spark.
“I penciled down Yemi Osinbajo, Wale Edun, and Yemi Kadoso when requested to submit three choices for running partner,” he stated.
“You have not heard this from me before. This is the first place I am saying this,“ Tinubu said in Yoruba language.
On Buhari emergence, Tinubu 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 contract.
“This time, it’s Yoruba turn and in Yorubaland, it’s my tenure.“
The APC leader also stated that Dapo Abiodun became Governor because of him and God.
He said: “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.“
Tinubu was accompanied by Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, his Kano counterpart, Umar Ganduje, and former Borno State Governor Kasim Shettima.