- Senator Oluremi Tinubu says her husband was sidelined despite his efforts towards ensuring that APC won the 2015 poll
- She insists President Buhari remains the candidate to beat in the forthcoming presidential election
- Bola Tinubu commences his mediator role with Sokoto being his first port of call
Senator Oluremi Tinubu, the wife of the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has said her husband was sidelined by the ruling party after it won the 2015 presidential election.
Speaking on Your View, a breakfast show of Television Continental, the senator alleged that Tinubu was sidelined despite his efforts towards ensuring that APC won the poll, The Punch reports.
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Oluremi said though she raised concerns over her husband’s continued loyalty to the party after been sidelined by the presidency and the APC, she said the party leader was always talking about the development of the country.
“He was campaigning, I did too. We were running three campaigns in my house. And for him to be trashed like that? But I saw somebody who has love for this country. I hate to speak because when I stand in the front of God, I don’t want, because of this man, go to hell.
“Occasionally, I would chip in and I would say, ‘You’re still helping out? Why are you helping out?’ He would say, ‘This country matters to me more,” she said.
Oluremi however insisted that President Buhari remained the candidate to beat in the 2019 presidential election despite the fact that the current administration was now under massive criticisms,
She said: “Change takes only one person to champion. And you need leadership. For me, Buhari is still the candidate to beat. Leadership is inspirational. Management is technical. If you have all the degrees and you’re smart and savvy, it is not about leadership. How many people are you inspiring?
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“And Buhari, how many years has he been there? I am not campaigning for him. I am not; because I have looked at the dynamics; the poor still trust him. I will tell you: when it comes to integrity, Buhari has it. I don’t know about now.”
Meanwhile, the national leader and head of the presidential reconciliation committee of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Saturday, February 17 visited Sokoto, where he met with Governor Aminu Tambuwal and his predecessor, Senator Aliyu Wamakko.
Tinubu, accompanied by APC chieftain Alhaji idi Farouk, held a two-hour closed-door meeting with his hosts at both the government house and Wamakko’s residence.
The meeting was later expanded to include deputy governor Ahmed Aliyu and national vice chairman of APC (northwest), Malam Inuwa Abdulkadir.
Speaking briefly to reporters after the meeting, Tinubu said he was in Sokoto for a family meeting.
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