The National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu has denied reports that he has concluded arrangements to run for the presidency in 2019. He said that reporters are trying to put him at odds with President Muhammadu Buhari, by saying he is opting to decamp to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He said this in a series of tweets on Thursday morning. Continue reading…
“As long as that patriotic & committed Pres Buhari holds and seeks to hold the mantle as president, I stand behind him in unwavering support.
Those who wrote this fantasy seek to place me at odds with President Buhari. Writing such a baseless report is a very foul thing to do.
First, Asiwaju Tinubu is not gearing up for a presidential run, as long as that patriotic and committed man named Muhammadu Buhari holds and seeks to hold the mantle as our president, then Asiwaju Tinubu stands behind him in unwavering support and confidence.
I was instrumental in the formation and success of the APC. His toil and efforts helped establish this government. He is not one to tear down something he labored so dutifully to build. Instead of trying to convey the truth, the THISDAY report opted to gain false sensation.
As a politician, I cannot preclude the possibility of running for office in the future because no man knows what the future will hold. o translate this general statement of political reality into a tale that heis actively preparing for a 2019 run is reckless in the extreme.
I have no present list of possible running mates because I have no present intention of running. The headline also libels Me, Asiwaju by asserting he was going to join the PDP. This is as shameless as a lie can be. I am acknowledged as the intellectual father and the driving force behind the APC. It makes no sense that i would abandon the party that I worked hard to build in order to enter the dilapidated building the PDP has become.After breaking that yoke, it is not in his nature to voluntarily place it back on our necks.” He said.