Stop whipping up sentiment for Tinubu’s presidential ambition – Buhari camps fire Akande

The loyalists of the President Muhammadu Buhari have fired the former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bisi Akande, for claiming that Buhari had promised the Vice-presidential ticket to Bola Ahmed Tinubu in 2014 but later changed his mind.

Newsflash Nigeria reports that Akande, in his book titled ‘My Participation’ had revealed that Buhari, in a secret meeting in 2014 promised to make Tinubu is vice president.

The former Osun State governor said Buhari later changed his mind about Tinubu after pressures from some northern governors and other individuals.

Reacting, Buhari’s close allies dismissed the account by Akande as being twisted and far from the truth.

“Buhari truly and only promised Tinubu a workable partnership, which included conceding the vice presidential slot to the South-west as a bloc, not to exactly make him his running mate,” they said.

A lot of the Buhari boys told This Day that they were dismayed over the report and strongly disagreed with the author’s account of events.

The sources stated that because they recognised “the role Tinubu played in helping them and the role of the South-west for voting en bloc during the convention that produced Buhari, which was pivotal and he presented the vice presidential slot in the partnership.

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“And, in all of this, what Akande did not disclose was that Buhari sent a delegation of Farouk Ahmed, Hadi Sirika and Sarki Abba, to meet Tinubu

and explained to him that the Muslim-Muslim ticket would not work, but that they would be partners to work together.”

They accused Akande of taking up the task of “a political bull, trying to force Buhari’s hands to support Tinubu in 2023. But that, we will not accept, even though no one is opposed to his aspiration.”

According to the Buhari boys, Akande was only trying to make Tinubu look good and whip up sentiment for him.

They stated that the former Osun governor was trying to send Buhari on a guilt trip and compel him to side with the former Lagos governor ahead of the 2023 presidential election.

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Ilesanmi Adekanbi

Ilesanmi Adekanbi, writers and loves writing the story of politics, He is a movie addict. Adekanbi is a Senior Content Creator at Newsflash Nigeria contact me on email: [email protected]

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