#POLITICS:2019 election does not trigger my relationship with Atiku –Tinubu
The national leader of the ruling party All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nigeria Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has been on the to fueling his commitment to the re-election ambition of incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari in next year’s general elections. The political gladiator ,Asiwaju Tinubu said he stands firmly behind President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB) who is seeking a second term on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in his mission to rebuilding the country from the ruins of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) years.
Asiwaju Bola Tinubu the former governor of Lagos state was reacting through his Media Adviser, Tunde Rahman to a statement by former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abba Gana that he (Tinubu) will be subsumed in the political ambition of the presidential candidate of the PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in the 2019 polls. The statement by Rahman reads: “His Excellency Asiwaju Tinubu indicated long ago where he stood on the matter of the 2019 election. He has continued to say he remains firmly behind that patriot, President Muhammadu Buhari, in his mission to rebuild the country from the ruins of the PDP years. Only two days ago, he restated this position while speaking with correspondents at the State House in Abuja. He said the PDP could hold their meetings anywhere they liked and that Nigerians know who means well for them and is trustworthy”.
“Yes, His Excellency Asiwaju has had a relationship with former Vice President, His Excellency Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, just like he has had with many of other leaders in his political journey. But this is about Nigeria, the well-being of the country and of Nigerians. On this score, he has made his pick.”
In an interview session, Abba Gana a member of the PDP Board of Trustees (BOT) and former FCT Minister, had said that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu would work for Atiku because of political exigency and his long standing relationship with him.
He said: “You know that Atiku is very friendly with former Lagos State governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. They formed the APC government together. I am sure that Tinubu may realise that he faces less danger with the Atiku president. They have common businesses and I am sure they would work together. Tinubu has more things in common with Atiku than Buhari.”
As the political landscape of the country is hit up courtesy of the 2019 election all and sundry is looking up to see who will be the master of the game.