REVEALED: Why Tinubu, Akande Visited Buhari
When top shots in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) visited Aso Rock on Tuesday afternoon, it curiously coincided with the open letter written by ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo to President Buhari.
Considering the ‘bashing’ OBJ gave PMB, many people thought that the entire length of the party elders' visit would be used to discuss the matter.
Well, they had other matters to deal with.
One of the guests was National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and he has now said that his visit to President Muhammadu Buhari was not connected with the ‘letter bomb’ released by former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Buhari’s presidency.
Mr Tunde Rahman of Tinubu’s Media Office said that the visit by Tinubu and Chief Bisi Akande, former governor of Osun State, to the Presidential Villa had been scheduled since a week before Obasanjo’s letter.
“President Buhari periodically schedules talks with Asiwaju Tinubu and Baba Akande, as he does with other Nigerians and APC figures, to discuss substantive issues pertaining to the governance of the country and matters concerning the party.
“This visit was one of such meetings. As such, the meeting had nothing to do with the statement of former President Obasanjo.
“It is totally unconnected. At the time of the meeting, Tinubu and Baba Akande were even unaware that President Obasanjo had released his statement”, Rahman said.
Former President Obasanjo, in a statement released today urged President Buhari to abandon the idea of seeking re-election in 2019.
In the diatribe, which he entitled, “The Way Out: A Clarion Call for Coalition for Nigeria Movement”, Obasanjo claimed Buhari has performed far below expectation and should honourably “dismount from the horse”.
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