A national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has questioned what gave former President Olusegun Obasanjo the temerity of writing a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari.
The former Lagos State governor argued that Obasanjo has no moral justification to advise Buhari in a letter not to re-contest the presidency in 2019.
He described Obasanjo as a “busy body”, and one who has no political party, mocking him for tearing his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) membership card.
Obasanjo had during 2015 electioneering campaigns, torn his PDP card as a sign of total rejection of the party and its candidate, then incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan.
Obasanjo openly campaigned for the APC and its presidential candidate, now President Muhammadu Buhari.
But speaking on Sunday night at the National Convention of the party in Abuja, Tinubu said, “What gives this man (suggesting Obasanjo) the temerity of writing a letter.
“What is your business, busy body? Unfortunately, he has torn the card of his party, so he does not have one anymore”.
While he said he was happy not to have listened to those who advised him to end his associating with Buhari, Tinubu praised the president for his tenacity and commitment to fight corruption in the country and for 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.
“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,” he said.
On the condition of the party’s national convention, Tinubu applauded Jigawa State’s Governor Abubakar Badaru, who was the chairman APC National Convention Planning Committee for the success of the event.
He said, “Badaru, you have delivered, in spite of negative prediction that we will never see this day and that our party will fall apart.”
On 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.”
He then called on the new National Working Committee (NWC) members to avoid abuse of the trust reposed in them by the party.
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