The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has narrated how he saved former Vice President and current 2023 Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar from Ex-President, Atiku Abubakar.
Speaking to party members on Thursday in Ogun, Tinubu argued that it was rightly his ‘turn’ to be President of Nigeria. He claimed that he had the necessary experience for the position and was instrumental in helping a lot of Politicians secure office.
He cited several instances of his political exploits and sagacity.
“I’ve been doing this for a long time. Give me the position. It’s my turn,” Mr Tinubu said.
“When Atiku’s party ganged up against him, and Obasanjo brutalised him, he ran to me for help. It was I who saved him. It is my turn now,” Mr Tinubu told APC members in the Yoruba language.
The former Lagos governor reminded party faithful at the event that his political intelligence saved Mr Ribadu when witch-hunted by then-President Umaru Yar’Adua, who demoted him from the EFCC chair to a deputy commissioner of police before dismissing him from the force.
“When Nuhu Ribadu was chased with an axe (during Mr Yar’Adua’s administration), this is not a matter of axe. It’s a matter of wisdom,” recounted Mr Tinubu.
Tinubu’s comments are coming amidst rumours that he does not have President Muhammadu Buhari’s support to become the party’s flag-bearer in 2023.