Another revelation has been obtained in relation to Nigeria’s politics from the infamous WikiLeaks organization, which publishes secret documents. Naij report.
With less than 8 weeks to the presidential election where Nigerians are left to make their choice, they have not only been serious war of words between political extremists of the PDP and APC. But also the exposition of some past data, which has now become the latest trend and also a period characterized as the season of leaked documents.
Thus, in a WikiLeaks document dating back to 2003, it is contained that Bola Tinubu (Lagos State Governor at that time) urged the Alliance for Democracy to support Olusegun Obasanjo over Buhari.
See the quote from the paper titled “Lagos State Governor’s Views On Iraq, National Elections, And AGOA”
“6. (C) Turning to the presidential contest, Tinubu disclosed that he does not like President Obasanjo because he contributed to the end of democracy in Nigeria during his tenure as a military president and is now benefiting from that history. That said, Tinubu admitted that he and his party, the Alliance for Democracy, must support Obasanjo.
Southwest Nigeria is Yoruba land and the President is Yoruba. Tinubu’s party had no choice since it has not fielded a presidential candidate. Moreover, Obasanjo is the only candidate who stands a chance of blocking his rival, General Muhammadu Buhari, whose ethnocentrism would jeopardize Nigeria’s national unity.
Buhari and his ilk are agents of destabilization who would be far worse than Obasanjo. Tinubu and many other governors are therefore implementing a strategy to re-elect Obasanjo, partly in an effort to prevent Sharia from spreading. Tinubu predicted that the President will follow his own course, if re-elected, since he will not need as many friends the second time around.”
It would be recalled that last week a Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Reuben Abati, Revealed a Shocking Past SECRET DOCUMENT About Buhari.