The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has refuted claims by Governor Okorocha that 34 governors had endorsed Buhari for a second term, stating that the party would follow the normal democratic process in choosing its flagbearer for the 2019 presidential election.
Governor Okorocha had earlier stated on Tuesday when he was visited by “Democratic Youths Congress for Buhari 2019” at the Government House in Owerri that over 34 Governors had endorse Buhari for a second term.
However, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu while speaking in Akure, the state capital of Ondo maintained that the leadership of APC had not endorsed Buhari as its sole candidate for 2019.
He said, “Buhari is a believer in the process. He believes in the rule of law. We wanted him even before the last convention and the party primaries .… Buhari that I know, who says he will lose at any convention?
“What you are hearing is just a campaign by other people who might like to do so. Buhari has not excluded anybody and he has not infringed on anybody’s ambition if there is. We cannot be sycophantic about it”.
Tinubu was in Akure for a closed door meeting with the leaders of the Pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organization, the Afenifere at the residence of the leader of the organization, Pa. Reuben Fasoranti when he made this remarks.
Also at themeeting was the Governor of Ondo state, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, his deputy, Mr. Agboola Ajayi and the Acting Chairman of APC in the state, Mr. Ade Ademehin.