Senator Abdullahi Adamu, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has revealed that Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the party’s National Leader, may face possible sanctions as a result of his recent statements “against” President Muhammadu Buhari. ayokinews.com reports
Adamu stated this on Saturday, while speaking to journalists in Abuja, ahead of the party’s presidential primary on June 7 and 8, 2022.
Recall that the former Lagos state governor had during a meeting with APC delegates in Abeokuta, Ogun state, said Buhari would not have won the presidency in 2015 if it weren’t for his timely backing.
Tinubu narrated how Buhari vowed never to run for presidency again after three failed attempts, and also how he (Tinubu) who went to his residence in Kaduna to persuade him to try again.
“If not me that led the war front, Buhari wouldn’t have emerged. He contested first, second and third times, but lost. He even said on television that he won’t contest again.
“But I went to his home in Katsina. I told him you would contest and win, but you won’t joke with the matters of the Yorubas. Since he has emerged I have not been appointed minister. I didn’t get contract.
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“This time, it’s Yoruba turn and in Yoruba land, it’s my tenure,” Tinubu told the cheering delegates.
Speaking with reporters at the APC headquarters in Abuja, on Tinubu’s remark, “We may punish him (Tinubu) for his utterances against the President.”
Meanwhile, the campaign organization of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has stated that the presidential aspirant’s remarks were not intended to humiliate Buhari.
Bayo Onanuga, the campaign’s media and communications director, said in a statement on Friday, that the news of Tinubu’s statements was “erroneous, misleading and mischievous.”
He pointed out that Tinubu’s remarks were based on facts that had been debated for years in the public sphere.
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