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Tinubu says it is his turn to be President



A presidential aspirant and national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has, on Thursday, said that it is the Yoruba’s turn to produce the President of Nigeria come 2023.

Tinubu said this at the Presidential Lodge in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, while addressing the APC delegates ahead of the party’s presidential primary.

Tinubu, who said it was the Yoruba’s turn, also noted that it was his time to become the president.

In his words, “This time, it’s Yoruba turn and in Yorubaland, it’s my tenure.”

The national leader was accompanied to Ogun State by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu; his Kano State counterpart, Umar Ganduje, and former Borno State governor, Kasim Shettima.

He also noted that he made President Muhammadu Buhari the president and nominated Prof. Yemi Osinbajo as his running mate in 2015.

The former governor of Lagos State said since Buhari became President, he has not benefited anything from him.

“Since he became the President, I have never gotten ministerial slots,” he said. “I didn’t collect any contract, I have never begged for anything from him. It is the turn of Yoruba, it is my turn.”

According to him, he had wanted to be the country’s president since his days in the Action Congress (ACN), noting his role in the political careers of several Nigerian leaders including Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

“He knew all the calculations then favoured us. That is why he wanted me as his vice but I told him to let us build the party first. And when we finished building the party. After we brought in people from the PDP, Saraki now saw those from the PDP will not get anything if Buhari, a Muslim, becomes the President and if me, also a Muslim becomes his vice, he won’t get the Senate President and the Senate President cannot also be a Muslim. That was how they started the campaign of calumny against me,” Tinubu explained.

“I told them that I have a candidate that is a Christan that I can nominate so that the party will not break. That was how I nominated Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. I surrendered my right to him

“I was asked to submit three names, Yemi Cardozo, Wale Edun, and Yemi Osinbajo.”

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