Nigerian politician and member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, talked about his role in making President Muhammadu Buhari win the election in 2015.
Tinubu said this on Thursday at the Presidential Lodge in Abeokuta, Ogun State, in the South West of Nigeria, to address party delegates ahead of the June 8 party convention and primary election.
According to the party chieftain, if not for his efforts, President Buhari would have lost the election in 2015.
“If not for me, who stood behind Buhari, he would not have become president. He tried for the first time, but failed. The second time, he failed. The third time, he failed”
“he even cried on national television and vow never to contest again, but I met him in Kaduna and told him to run again, I will stand by you and you will win, but you will not joke with Yorubas and he agreed” Tinubu, one of the APC presidential aspirants, told delegates.
The former Lagos State governor and party national leader, made this statement as he is campaigning to get the ticket to run for presidential candidate which would me in the year 2023.
During the meeting, he also said, “it is the turn of Yoruba people to become the country’s president in the next election.”
“And if we want to select from the Yorubas, this is my turn,” Bola Tinubu said.