Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, a presidential aspirant and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress,on Thursday, spoke on the role he played in the emergence of General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) as the President of Nigeria in 2015 National election.
Asiwaju, while addressing the Ogun Sate APC delegates at the Presidential Lodge, Abeokuta, said Buhari, after losing presidential elections 3 consecutive times (2003, 2007 and 2011), vowed not to contest again.
Tinubu, however said he went to persuade Buhari to contest and subsequently supported him to win in 2015.
Tinubu also took a swipe at one of his fellow presidential aspirants in the APC, the Vice-President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, saying he nominated him as Buhari’s running mate.
Tinubu said without him, Dapo Abiodun would not have been elected governor of Ogun State in 2019.
The national leader was accompanied by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide SanwoOlu; his Kano counterpart, Umar Ganduje and former Borno State Governor, Kasim Shettima.