It is no news that President Muhammadu Buhari has entrusted Former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Tinubu to reconcile aggrieved APC party members ahead of the 2019 general elections; and the latter has fully swung into action.
But his wife, Remi Tinubu, 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.
Mrs. Remi Tinubu, who disclosed that she was forced to discourage her husband from his continued loyalty to the Presidency and the APC, said the party leader was always harping on the development of the country.
Senator Oluremi Tinubu, wife of the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has decried that her husband was “trashed” after the party won the 2015 elections.
This is coming as President Muhammadu Buhari had mandated Tinubu to reconcile aggrieved party members ahead of the 2019 general elections, an assignment the former governor of Lagos State has since begun.
As a guest on Your View, a breakfast show of Television Continental, Lagos Central Senatorial District representative, Senator Remi Tinubu, mentioned that her husband, Asiwaju Tinubu, was put aside despite his efforts towards ensuring that APC won the polls.
She also disclosed that despite efforts to discourage him from committing to the APC, the party leader remained passionate and committed to the development of the country.
“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.’”
She subtly showed her support for Buhari if he decides to run for a second term in 2019, she said, “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.”