The Senate president, Bukola Saraki, has said he stopped the APC national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, from realising his ambitions of becoming the vice-presidential candidate of the APC in 2015.
Saraki said the role he played by opposing the Muslim-Muslim ticket idea in 2015 and eventually stopping Tinubu’s ambition is the reason the APC national leader continues to bear grudges against him, Vanguard reports.
The Senate leader made the claim in a statement issued on Monday, February 11, through his media aide, Yusuph Olaniyonu, shortly after the APC rally in Kwara state, where the party called on the people to free themselves from the clutches of Saraki.
He noted that he was proud of his role in stopping Tinubu’s ambition and was not bothered that the APC leader continues to nurse grudges over the issue which he said was prompted by national interest.
“However, let me make it clear that what Tinubu and his putative party chairman, Oshiomhole did today is to insult the people of Kwara State who are independent minded, forward looking, assertive and God-fearing. On Saturday, the APC will be punished for their bad behaviour.
Kwarans will tell them that they cannot take dictates from power mongers, pretenders and hypocrites. The people of Kwara State will never take dictates from selfish individuals. Their evil design will be thwarted on Saturday and March 2,” he stated.
The national leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu urged the mammoth crowd and party supporters at the Ilorin rally to liberate Kwara from the clutches of Bukola Saraki, in the forthcoming general elections. Tinubu, a former Governor of Lagos, made this call on Monday at the APC Presidential Campaign rally in Ilorin, Kwara.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the rally was attended by President Muhammadu Buhari, who led other APC stalwarts including, Chief Bisi Akande, Abdullahi Adamu, the Party National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole and others to the gathering.