Nigeria News: Tinubu’s Daunting Comment
Nigeria News take a look at the closed-door meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and the national leader of APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP must be jittery by now. The comment of the former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on President Muhammadu Buhari is enough to send panic into the gathering of any opposition party.
For many months, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress APC has not visited the Presidential Villa, in what many political spectators have described as unusual of the astute politician who gave his support to remove the past government from power.
Tinubu has been unnecessarily silent about 2019 presidential election and he is still silent. He was inside Aso Rock with President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday where they both had a closed door meeting.
He came out of the meeting, which preceded the APC national caucus meeting with strong words that never again would Nigeria go back to the 16 years of mismanagement by the Peoples Democratic Party.
There had been insinuations that Tinubu had been kicked out of the government by some cabals but the logician stated unequivocally that the story of cabal was fake and that nobody could shove him aside.
He told scores of journalists who bombarded him as he came out of the closed-door meeting that nobody could stop him from speaking his mind and that he could always rebel his way for whatever he believed in.
Tinubu said that he had confidence in Buhari and that the APC-led government was on course to give a better Nigeria that the citizens wished to have.
The politician described as myth all the news of cabal at the seat of power, saying, “I don’t believe in a myth.” There will always be twists and turns in politics but there is machinery on ground to resolve whatever gaps that are created on the road to an enduring democracy.”
Sometimes at a lecture organized by the alumni of Kings College, Tinubu had called for true federalism but many analysts had misjudged his reasoning to be against the thought of president Buhari.
Many thought that perhaps Tinubu was working out a new agenda to weaken the power of the alleged cabals but he spoke his mind on Monday, adding that he is fully a member of the APC and elated with the performance of Buhari.
Though he would not speak about 2019 election, Tinubu’s voice is loud again and can be detrimental to the PDP that is trying to pick itself together after about two years of litigations.
Tinubu’s presence at the APC caucus meeting also signifies that his heart has not gone awry with his friend, the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar who is currently nursing the ambition to contest for the presidency in 2019.
Abubakar did not show up at the national caucus meeting of the APC and there are indications that he may defect to PDP to realise his goal.
Some APC members have sympathy for Abubakar, though, it is no sure that the bigwigs in the party will support his ambition.
If it will happen, it is unclear that Tinubu will join Abubakar’s group, judging by his daunting comment on Buhari.