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Tinubu expresses confidence in Buhari-Osinbajo ticket, debunks reports

The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has expressed confidence in Buhari-Osinbajo ticket for the 2019, debunking a newspaper report speculating he may be picked by President Muhammadu Buhari as his running mate in 2019, reports ITRealms.

According to a press statement made available to ITRealms by his media office, entitled “Asiwaju Tinubu Debunks SUN Report on 2019 VP Slot” the APC chieftain said he and the people of the South-west “have absolute confidence and are exceedingly proud of the excellent job Professor Osinbajo is doing as Vice President of Nigeria.”

ITRealms recalls that SUN Newspapers in a front page lead story on Wednesday claimed that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was considering returning to full church work and that Tinubu was being mooted as a replacement for him, “as a way to have a solid South-west support for the APC, in the face of a South-east/South-south alliance in the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)”.

Reacting, Tinubu said in Lagos said “There is no empirical or logical basis for this mischievously speculative story. Is it even conceivable, as the story recklessly insinuates, that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo would be considering returning to full church work rather than run with his boss, President Buhari for a second term if the latter so decides without as much as discussing such a sensitive issue with his party and with Asiwaju Tinubu? In any case, is this story not entirely unwarranted and indefensible as the Buhari/Osinbajo ticket has an electoral mandate of four years out of which it has spent only over two years and a half years?


“This is clearly an attempt to distract the APC Federal Government from the yeoman’s job it has been doing in rescuing the country from the deep rooted socio-economic, political, security and moral mess inherited from the PDP’s 16 years misrule of Nigeria, instigate crisis within the party, stoke dangerous embers of religious disaffection within the party and the country generally and stem the remarkable progress being made in the reinvention and revitalization of Nigeria” part of the press statement read.

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