Buhari's Ally Reveals Why Osinbajo, Fayemi Can’t Stand Against Tinubu in 2023

Buhari's Ally Reveals Why Osinbajo, Fayemi Can’t Stand Against Tinubu in 2023

  • Ahead of the 2023 general elections, a prominent chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC)'s presidential aspirant, Bola Tinubu
  • Senator Abu Ibrahim disclosed that Governor Kayode Fayemi and VP Yemi Osinbajo cannot go against the aspiration of Tinubu
  • According to the Senator, the former governor of Lagos state was instrumental to the political success of Fayemi and Osinbajo in their quest for power

A chieftain of the ruling party, Senator Abu Ibrahim has said that no aspirant from the South can stand against the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on the contest for the presidency ahead of 2023.

Senator Ibrahim, who is a close confidant of both President Muhammadu Buhari and the Asiwaju, in a chat with Daily Trust on Sunday, March 13, disclosed that all those being taunted for the presidency in the South-West were protégés of the former Lagos governor and would not compete against him.

Northern Senator Reveals why Osinbajo, Fayemi Can’t Stand Against Tinubu in 2023
The Katsina-born politician is a close friend to President Muhammadu Buhari. Photo credit: Daily Trust
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He added that Tinibu was instrumental to Fayemi's second term in office and also single-handedly picked up Osinbajo and placed him in that seat of power in 2015.

Ibrahim said:

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“It is normal, but the issue is: Can they stand Tinubu in the South-West? They can see what is coming up. I don’t want to start discussing this issue; it is a different topic.
“Fayemi, for example, knows very well that he is Tinubu’s boy. He was living in Ghana when Tinubu brought him. I once slept in his house in Accra.
“Tinubu brought Fayemi back to Nigeria. Above other leading contenders, he picked him to be the governor of Ekiti State.”

Tinubu helped Osinbajo

And on Osinbajo, he said:

“The vice president was his commissioner for justice. He never lobbied for the office; he just picked and gave him that position.”

Senator Ibrahim also said the leadership of the APC was not using internal mechanisms to make the party stronger, hence the ravaging crises threatening its existence adding that it is time to support the aspiration of Tinubu as he has done well so far.

He affirmed:

“If we don’t support Tinubu, North-West politicians will suffer in the future as nobody will trust us again. So we have to make sure that this understanding is for our future politics."

2023 presidency: 4 Yoruba men likely to take President Buhari's seat

The ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), is likely to zone its presidential ticket to the southern region after the expiration of President Muhammadu Buhari's tenure.

This has apparently sparked off interest from the southwest and southeast, with prominent members of the ruling party on Tuesday, December 15, launching a presidential campaign movement tagged "The South-West Agenda (SWAGA)" for the APC leader Bola Tinubu.

Although prominent individuals including Tinubu and Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state have been rumoured to be eyeing the top seat, there is no official confirmation from the camp of the two leaders.

Convention: Don’t Step Down, Kwara APC Charge Mustapha to Intensify Campaign

In another development, the Kwara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared their support for Saliu Mustapha.

Delegates of the APC in Kwara made this known during a courtesy visit to Mustapha over the weekend.

The entourage led by former speaker of the Kwara state House of Assembly, Hon Benjamin Yisa, urged Mustapha to step up his campaign train as he is the best man for the party's apex seat.

Source: Legit.ng

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