2019: ”I am Afraid Tinubu might not Deliver South West,” Buhari Tells Aides after Ogun, Lagos APC Rallies
President Muhammadu Buhari has told his key aides that he does not trust the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to deliver him enough votes.
Buhari made this revelation to a few of his close aides, while lamenting the reception that he received in Lagos and Ogun.
“The President is not happy with Tinubu,” a source in the villa said, “He believes that Tinubu has lost control of the South West with his fights with both Amosun in Ogun and Ambode in Lagos.”
The villa aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, disclosed further details of plans in the coming days to wean down Tinubu’s influence in the campaign, while empowering people like the former Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola, Ekiti Governor, Kayode Fayemi, and the Secretary to the State Government, Boss Mustapha, to coordinate the affairs of the campaign alongside Rotimi Amaechi, the Director General.
“Mr. President believes that Tinubu should use the next 3 days to put his houses that are on fire in order. It is not enough to simply be called the National Leader of the APC, Tinubu must earn his seat at the table or risk becoming irrelevant to Baba,” the villa aide said.