Wednesday, 22 November 2017

'APC Has Not Endorsed Buhari For 2019' - Tinubu

Photos of Bola Tinubu and Muhammadu Buhari

Former governor of Lagos state and the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress(APC), Bola Tinubu has revealed that APC has not rndorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for the 2019 presidential election that the party would follow the normal process in selecting the party's candidate for the election.

Tinubu who was in closed door meeting with the leaders of Afenifere (Pan-Yoruba Socio-Cultural Organization) at the residence of the leader of the group, Pa Reuben Fasoranti in Akure, Ondo state said  Buhari was a man who believed in normal democratic process snd the rule of law.

The APC national leader speaking after the meeting said, "No governors can appropriate the power of endorsement to themselves. Buhari is a believer in the process. The Bihari I know, believes in the rule of law. We wanted him even before the last convention and primary of the party and Akeredolu is here standing with me, he was not the governor then. He was one of the leading delegates that voted properly and Buhari was a clear winner.

He continued by saying, " We followed all the constitutional provision and an individual or group's opinion does not really matter at this stage, Buhari will want a normal process. Buhari that I know, who says he will lose at any convention? But if the national body the NEC (National Executive Committee) and all of us as members endorsed him as our single candidate, we will not be violating INEC regulations, we will not be violating our party constitution.

"What you are hearing is just a campaign by other people who might like to do so. Buhari has not excluded snybody, and he has not infringed on anybody's ambition if there is. We can not be sycophantic about it."

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