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APC Convention: Tinubu slams Obasanjo, describes former president as ‘a busy body’


Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo as being “a busy body” meddling into the affairs of APC without being a member, and even of any party.

Mr Tinubu, who stated this in his remark after the APC national Convention, said Mr Obasanjo had no moral justification to ask President Muhammadu Buhari not to re-contest the presidency in 2019.

Mr Obasanjo had in January, asked Buhari not to seek re-election in the forthcoming 2019 presidential election, saying he was no longer fit to lead the country.

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“This man has the temerity of writing a letter.

“What is your business, busy body? Unfortunately, he has torn the card of his party so he does not have one anymore,” Mr Tinubu said.

He added that he was happy to be in the APC and for not listening to those who advised him against associating with Buhari.

He thanked Buhari for his tenacity and commitment to fight corruption in the country and for working hard to develop the country.

According to the former governor of Lagos, the President Buhari-led APC has adhered more to the tenets of internal democracy more than any government in the past.

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“We thank you that you have offered yourself to re-contest the presidency in 2019; you must run, and you will win,” he said.

He said that the winning signs had been displayed at convention, stating “we have changed leaders of our party, not at gun point (ask Audu Ogbeh).

“Thank God we have been able to stop looting and abuse of power.”

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He commended Governor Abubakar Baduru of Jigawa state, who was also Chairman of the Convention Planning Committee for the success of the event.

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“Baduru, you have delivered in spite of negative prediction that we will never see this day and that our party will fall apart,” he said.

He also congratulated Oshiomhole, saying “you are a true reflection of the saying that no matter how short a man is, he will see the sky.”

He, however, advised the new National Working Committee, NWC, of the APC not to abuse the trust reposed in them, assuring it of support of the leaders.



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