Obasanjo Curtailed Tinubu’s Ambition of Becoming Vice President in 2015 – Says Oyinlola
A previous legislative head of Osun State, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, has uncovered how previous President Olusegun Obasanjo and Senator Danjuma Goje shortened the aspiration of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to turn into the running mate to Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), who was the APC official competitor in 2015.
Oyinlola clarified that despite the fact that Obasanjo was the last individual to toss his weight behind Buhari’s candidature, having restricted the re-appointment of the then President, Goodluck Jonathan, he was in the end persuaded to help the previous military ruler.
In the interim, talking further, Oyinlola clarified that notwithstanding Obasanjo’s mediation, the APC would almost certainly have proceeded with the Muslim-Muslim ticket and the gathering might have thought that it was hard to uproot the public authority in force, particularly when all reservations that surfaced over the proposed Muslim-Muslim ticket had been excused.
He added the understanding was covered by a decent number of the gathering chiefs until it surfaced after Buhari had got the ticket. At that point, the gossip came out and some of us felt peril was approaching with the possibility of a Muslim-Muslim ticket. To additional add to our feelings of dread, General Buhari on one event said there was nothing incorrectly in the Muslim-Muslim official game plan, saying after all he represented with Tunde Idiagbon.
That assertion made us know it (the Muslim-Muslim thought) was a reality. On two events, Bola (Tinubu) referenced it in my essence that they concurred. In the event that you review one moving video back, at that point, where it was said that Buhari had discarded what they concurred on, that is the room he was resting when Buhari was searching for the post.
We at that point told Baba (Obasanjo). We revealed to him that taking force from an occupant government was an intense errand and we should not give space for reason and miss the objective. We disclosed to him they (Buhari and Tinubu) were thinking about a Muslim-Muslim ticket. That was when Baba (Obasanjo) said individuals ought not to underestimate the sensibilities of Nigerians.
He said after Obasanjo’s mediation prevailing with regards to changing the choice, a few people began getting out the word that Obasanjo baffled the arrangement to make Tinubu the bad habit official competitor. He added, after that (Obasanjo’s mediation), they began saying it in my quality that Obasanjo disappointed the arrangement to get Tinubu on the ticket for 2015 yet I generally went about as though I didn’t hear them. We by then had an accomplices meeting where the issue of the running mate was discussed again.
Notwithstanding Obasanjo’s info, Oyinlola said a previous legislative leader of Gombe State, Danjuma Goje, additionally advised against the Muslim-Muslim ticket, particularly in light of the fact that the gathering required all the votes it could get from various pieces of the country.
He added, At the gathering, ex-lead representative Goje, ascended and said in the northern part, there is an unimportant number of Christians. He said the APC would require each vote to upstage the officeholder, so no one should play with the possibility of a Muslim-Muslim ticket and everyone agreed. I think it was even Bola (Tinubu) that recommended that the issue ought to be taken before certain pioneers to determine. In any case, we saw nothing like that once more.