In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 25th, June, 2020

Tinubu’s Presidential Ambition Crumbles, Unable To Go to Aso Villa

Tinubu's Presidential Ambition Crumbles, Unable To Visit Aso Villa

Bola Tinubu

Bola Tinubu


Former Lagos State governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s ambition to turn out to be Nigeria’s President has virtually crashed to the bottom after President Muhammadu Buhari rejected former Edo State governor, Adams Oshiomhole, to help Victor Giadom as Appearing Nationwide Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, SaharaReporters can confidently report.


Tinubu, a two-term governor of Lagos State, had been courting President Buhari and the cabal — a bunch of energy brokers on the Aso Rock Villa led by late Chief of Workers, Abba Kyari — with the hope of clinging the APC Presidential ticket come 2023.


Tinubu had strategically imposed his loyalist, Oshiomhole, a former labour motion chief in Nigeria, as APC Chairman hoping that he’ll pave the way in which for him to acquire the APC ticket for the 2023 presidential election.


Tinubu had additionally satisfied himself that by surrendering his loyalty to President Buhari and the cabal he would be capable to curry the favour of the Northern elements of Nigeria for his presidential ambition.


Nonetheless, Tinubu’s hope of changing into the President was completely dashed on Wednesday as Buhari rejected the Tinubu-Oshiomole political construction within the APC.


In a derisive assertion issued by way of Twitter on Wednesday, Senior Particular Assistant on Media and Publicity to Buhari, Mallam Garba Shehu, mentioned, “The President has acquired very convincing recommendation on the place of the legislation so far as the state of affairs within the celebration is worried and has decided that the legislation was on the aspect of Victor Giadom as Appearing Nationwide Chairman.

“As a result of he’ll all the time act in accordance with the legislation, the President might be attending the digital assembly Giadom referred to as for tomorrow afternoon.

“We urge the media to cease selling manufactured controversies and to not give any additional room for mischievous interpretations of the legislation on this matter.

“Along with the President, the Giadom assembly will, hopefully, be attended by our governors and leaders of the Nationwide Meeting.”


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SaharaReporters solely gathered that on Tuesday, Tinubu made frantic efforts to go to President Buhari on the Aso Villa with out luck.


Sources mentioned Tinubu referred to as the President on telephone by way of the President’s Private Secretary, Yusuf ‘Tunde’ Sabiu, with a view to guide an appointment to see the President.


A supply claimed jet was revving on the Lagos airport to convey the “Nationwide Chief” to Abuja on the time.


Nonetheless, Yusuf didn’t enable the phone dialog between Buhari and Tinubu to occur, making it unattainable for the previous Lagos State governor to journey to Abuja to see the President.


The foundation of the divide inside the APC is concerning the celebration’s selection of candidate for the 2023 presidential election.


SaharaReporters sources revealed that Plateau State governor, Simon Lalung, Governor of Jigawa State, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State in addition to Senator Ibikunle Amosun and Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi, all belong to a typical bloc that has sworn to embarrass and mock Tinubu’s presidential ambition and bury it completely.


These politicians have teamed up with the Northern elite, who’re shut allies of President Buhari equivalent to Mamman Daura, the APC Deputy Nationwide Chairman North, Lawal Shuaibu, Yobe governor, Mai Mala Buni, former Minister of Exterior Affairs, Baba Gana Kinigbe, Isa Funtua and Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya, Gombe governor, simply to say a number of.


Additionally, Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State is against Tinubu’s emergence because the APC presidential candidate.

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Sources say the political assault on Tinubu is aimed to first strip him of his nationwide affect, after which his political affect would even be decimated in Lagos State, his perceived stronghold in a trend just like Senator Bukola Saraki’s dethronement in Kwara recognized by the title “Otoge”, which in Yoruba merely means “Sufficient is Sufficient”.


Sadly, just a few individuals like Lagos State governor, Jide Sanwoolu, Tinubu’s cousin, Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State, and Senator Omo Agege nonetheless help him.


Tinubu had decisively battled anyone against his presidential ambition or, who exhibits curiosity within the 2023 presidency.


Not too long ago, Rauf Aregbesola, a detailed ally of Tinubu and a minister within the Buhari regime, misplaced favour with Tinubu after info filtered that Aregbosola may contest the 2023 presidential election as a Vice Presidential candidate to an unnamed politician.


Tinubu instantly disbanded Aregbesola’s teams in Lagos State, boasting that the previous Osun governor was his boy and that the Lagos construction stays undivided.


Tinubu and Oshiomhole had additionally pressured their approach by way of to impose Abiola Ajimobi as Deputy Chairman, South West of APC.


Nonetheless, Ajmobi has taken sick and stays in a coma at a Lagos hospital.


SaharaReporters had solely reported how Ajimobi’s well being is failing him regardless of a collection of medical remedies utilized to avoid wasting his life.


This improvement is approaching the heels of the bitter division that’s mounting up even within the Lagos APC, Tinubu’s stronghold.


Sources knowledgeable SaharaReporters that the deceased Lagos Senator, Adebayo Sikiru Osinowo often known as “Peperrito”, was plunged into extreme well being challenges, resulting in his loss of life as a result of Tinubu turned his again on him, inserting extra worth on Lagos Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa.

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SaharaReporters had solely carried out collection of investigative experiences on the monetary scandal of Obasa.


Nonetheless, Obasa stays a powerful ally of Tinubu.


The hope continues to dim by the day for Tinubu’s presidential ambition.


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