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I Made Buhari President, now is my turn to be president of this country – It is not by age- Tinubu speaks.

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.

I Made Buhari President, now is my turn to be president of this country - It is not by age- Tinubu speaks.
Bola Tinubu, one of the leaders of Nigeria’s leading opposition All Progressive Congress, tries to calm the crowd after violence broke out during a campaign rally at the Taslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos on January 30, 2015. Nigeria’s main opposition party APC, which is expected to push the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) close at the February 14 presidential and parliamentary vote, on January 29 accused the government of blocking foreign journalists from covering next month’s elections and urged international monitors to press for access. AFP PHOTO / PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP via Getty Images)

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.

I Made Buhari President, now is my turn to be president of this country - It is not by age- Tinubu speaks.
Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), president Mohammadu Buhari (C) sit next to party national leader Bola Tinubu (L) and vice-president Yemi Osinbajo (2ndL) as party chairman Adams Oshiomhole (R) speakduring the party caucus emergency meeting on the postponed general elections in Abuja, on February 18, 2019. National party leaders including candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo attended an emergency national caucus meeting of the party to discuss the way out following Saturdays postponement of the general elections. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP) (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP via Getty

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.

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