As the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, takes on the daunting task of reconciling the disjointed ruling party, his wife, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, has decried that her husband was “trashed” after the party won the 2015 general elections.
In the wake of mounting pressure on the APC-led Federal Government, President Muhammadu Buhari had turned to Tinubu to reconcile aggrieved party members ahead of the 2019 general elections.
But Tinubu’s wife, the senator representing Lagos Central Senatorial District, is less than impressed with the new role, stating that the former Lagos State governor was sidelined despite his efforts towards ensuring that APC won the polls, Punch writes.
“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,” she said.
“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.’”
Mrs. Tinubu however stated that despite the barrage of criticisms the Buhari-led administration was now under, the President remained “the candidate to beat” in the forthcoming poll.
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.”