While the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, begins to reconcile warring sides in the ruling party, his wife, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, has lamented that her husband was “trashed” after the party won the 2015 elections.
President Muhammadu Buhari had directed Tinubu, a former Lagos State governor, to reconcile aggrieved party members ahead of the 2019 general elections – an assignment he has since begun.
But his wife, who is representing Lagos Central Senatorial District at the Senate, on Monday featured on Your View, a breakfast show of Television Continental, where she alleged that Tinubu was sidelined despite his efforts towards ensuring that APC won the polls.
She said she was forced to prevail on her husband to discontinue his loyalty to the Presidency and the APC.
Her words: “He was campaigning, I did too. We were running three campaigns in my house. And for him to be trashed like that? But I saw somebody who has love for this country. I hate to speak because when I stand in the front of God, I don’t want, because of this man, go to hell.
“Occasionally, I would chip in and I would say, ‘You ’re still helping out? Why are you helping out?’ He would say, ‘This country matters to me more.’”
“Change takes only one person to champion. And you need leadership. For me, Buhari is still the candidate to beat. Leadership is inspirational. Management is technical. If you have all the degrees and you’re smart and savvy, it is not about leadership. How many people are you inspiring?
“And Buhari, how many years has he been there? I am not campaigning for him. I am not; because I have looked at the dynamics; the poor still trust him. I will tell you: when it comes to integrity, Buhari has it. I don’t know about now.”