Don’t Ask Me About President Buhari’s Second Term – Tinubu Tells Newsmen
A national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Monday, said newsmen should not discuss the issue of the reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 with him.
Buhari and Tinubu both belong to the APC.
Speaking with State House correspondents after his meeting with Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Tinubu refused to answer a direct question on the clamour by several groups for Buhari to seek reelection in 2019.
He said: “Don’t discuss that one with me.”
“I just met with the president. Our discussion was fruitful, productive and it was about the country and leadership as a whole. And that got him excited and happy,” he said.
“I have confidence in this president, there is no doubt about that. We worked hard to bring about the government, there are certain things that are unpredictable and those are things that can lean itself to gossips, insinuations and all of that.
“You know me. I’m not known to shy away from talking my mind and rebelling if it is necessary and taking charge of things that I believe are necessary.”
Reacting to the report of a cabal in the presidency, Tinubu said: “What is the myth in this leadership thing? What is cabal? It’s a myth.
“We are the party of the people for the people and by the people and this is a democratic environment. Each of us has our roles to play and that is why we are playing it.
“I don’t believe in the myth, I believe in confidence building, the trust that we have in the president. In the journey of democracy you are going to have twists and turns, you are going to have conflicts. Conflicts resolution mechanisms is inbuilt on how you handle your party and the governance and the party are joined by the hips.”