Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, All Progressive Congress, presidential aspirant, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Thursday, said he worked so hard to ensured that President Muhammadu Buhari won the 2015 Presidential election, hence it’s his turn to become President in 2023.
Tinubu, made the statement when he addressed party delegates in Ogun State, the home state of the vice President, Yemi Osinbajo. He pleaded with the delegates not to sacrifice sound judgment on the altar of family affairs when voting at the party’s convention.
The APC national leader recalled that he had supported several Nigerian politicians to actualise their political ambition, citing President Muhammadu Buhari as one of such he supported.
Tinubu, however, declared that it will not be out of place for him to expect to reap the benefits of supporting others in the past.
In a video recorded by ChannelsTV, Tinubu who spoke in Yoruba dialect, disclosed that he never regretted sacrificing the opportunity offered him to become a vice president to President Buhari during the build-up to the 2015 presidential election, but declined the offer to enable him stabilise APC, particularly towards ensuring that the newcomers from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) were fully accommodated within the APC.
“It is now over 25 years that I have been worshipping these political sons and daughters. If Governor Dapo Abiodun seated here will be faithful to his God, I want to emphatically state that he couldn’t have become the governor without me. Even President Buhari wouldn’t have won that presidential election in 2015 after three unsuccessful attempts without my support”.
“Since President Buhari assumed office, I have not accepted any ministerial or Ambassadorial position. But now, it is my turn. My protection for these political sons and daughters is enough. I don’t want to be part of a sad political history in Nigeria. I am here to solicit for your votes. May God not turn you from being delegates to delicates. Don’t make it a family affairs o,” Tinubu admonished the delegates.
Watch the video below;