APC leader Bola Ahmed Tinubu has said former President Olusegun Obasanjo lacks moral justification to ask President Muhammadu Buhari not to re-contest in 2019.
Obasanjo had in February asked President Buhari not to seek re-election in the forthcoming 2019 presidential election.
“This man has the temerity of writing a letter,’ said Tinubu who once described Obasanjo as his teacher. “What is your business, busy body? Unfortunately, he has torn the card of his party, so he does not have one anymore.”
The former governor said that he is happy to be in the APC—against the wish of those who advised him to grow apart from Buhari.
He thanked Buhari for fighting corruption and working hard to develop the country.
“We thank you that you have offered yourself to re-contest the presidency in 2019, you must run, and you will win, ” he said.
“We have changed leaders of our party—not at gun point, ask Audu Ogbeh. Thank God we have been able to stop looting and abuse of power,” Tinubu said.
He alsi thanked Gov. Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa, who is also the Chairman APC National Convention Planning Committee for the success recorded.
“Badaru, you have delivered, in spite of negative prediction that we will never see this day and that our party will fall apart,” he said.
Tinubu thanked the committee members for the show of dedication and commitment and for ensuring a successful national convention.
To Adams Oshiomhole, the new national chairman of the APC, he said,” You are a true reflection of the saying that no matter how short a man is, he will see the sky.”