The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu has denied ever underrating the importance of governors in the party’s nomination process.

Tinubu’s denial came in response to Governor Rochas Okorocha’s comments, which claimed that Tinubu said governors have no role in the choice of a presidential candidate for the party.

Okorocha had in November said all the APC Governors had endorsed President Buhari for re-election, thus implying the governors had given the president an automatic ticket for 2019.

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Asked to respond to the issue after a meeting with Afenifere Leader, Pa Fasoranti in Akure, Asiwaju Tinubu said such was strange to the party and that President Buhari was a man who believed in due process.

The Imo State Governor, however, interpreted that to mean a slight on the party’s governors.

Speaking with journalists in the same Akure after he received an honourary doctorate degree at the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State on Saturday, he said his own statement referred to the party’s governors and that Asiwaju was crying more than the bereaved.

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