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2019: Buhari May Pick Tinubu As VP by MRAKBEE(m): 4:38am On Dec 13, 2017
• Osinbajo likely to retire to full ministry at Redeemed Church

By Ismail Omipidan

Fourteen months to the next presidential election, there are indications that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) may have President Muhammadu Buhari-Asiwaju Bola Tinubu ticket, as one of its jokers for the 2019 election.

Competent sources close to The Redeemed Church told Daily Sun that Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, may have indicated to the church authorities that he would not be averse to a return to pastoral life.

He is a senior pastor of the church conglomerate.

Although president Buhari is yet to officially declare his bid for re-election, apart from a recent declaration that he may seek Nigerians’ votes again, it was gathered that Osinbajo’s replacement with Tinubu is being mooted as a way to have a solid South West support for the APC, in the face of a South East-South-South alliance in the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Competent sources said the APC and Buhari tendencies in the party, which want another victory in 2019, reasoned that it is important to rally the South West behind the president.

It was gathered that towards this end, the Buhari tendencies recommended that a more popular politician from the South West should pair with the president in 2019.

The name of Tinubu came up as it is believed that he is the only singular South West personality who could effectively mobilise support for Buhari and the APC in the zone.

Those pushing for this said with South South and South East strongly behind PDP, the APC needs the South West to counter-balance the structure in the South. Tinubu’s VP candidacy is believed to guarantee this.

Those in the know revealed that the recent rapprochement between Buhari and Tinubu was geared towards “concretising the arrangement” of having two of them as presidential and vice presidential candidates in 2019.

Daily Sun gathered that until recently, the relationship between Buhari and Tinubu was frosty. Afraid that this may jeopardise Buhari’s re-election, the president’s political strategists recommended the wooing of the former Lagos governor.

Sources revealed that the wedding of Senate President, Bukola Saraki’s daughter in Lagos, recently, paved the way for emissaries from the Buhari camp to meet with Tinubu.

After the Lagos meeting, during Saraki’s daughter’s wedding, Tinubu was invited by the Presidency to grace the public presentation of a book on Buhari’s achievements. Thereafter, Tinubu accompanied Buhari on a trip outside the country, where further meetings on 2019 elections were held.

Apparently, after weighing the options, the Buhari-Tinubu ticket came into consideration.

Meanwhile, Tinubu’s camp has denied the existence of any such arrangement.

Although efforts to get Tinubu’s media aide, Mr. Tunde Rahman, to speak on the development proved abortive, a senior member of Tinubu’s camp said: “we dont have anything to say on the matter now,” but added: “let’s talk more on this later in the day.” That was yesterday.

He, however, refused to get back to our reporter as promised. Several calls to his mobile line were not asnwered.

This is not the first time the APC would moot the idea of a Muslim-Muslim ticket.

In the run up to the 2015 election, Tinubu left no one in doubt that he was desirous of running with Buhari. It was gathered that Buhari, at the time, had also conceded to Tinubu before some party chieftains, but, some powerful forces in the party, including Saraki, frustrated the plot.



Saraki would later lend credence to this fact in April 2016, when he tried to explain why Tinubu was after him.

He said: “… I have also been accused of helping frustrate some people’s opportunity to emerge as president Muhammadu Buhari’s running mate. But, I have no problem with anybody. My concern was that it would not be politically smart of us to run with a Muslim-Muslim ticket.

“I doubt if we would have won the election if we had done this, especially after the PDP had successfully framed us as a Muslim party. I felt we were no longer in 1993. Perhaps, more than ever before, Nigerians are more sensitive to issues of religious balancing. This, my brother, was my original sin. What they say to themselves, among other things, was that if he could conspire against our ambition, then, he must not realise his own ambition as well. For me, however, I have no regrets about this. I only stood for what I believed was in the best interest of the party and in the best interest of Nigeria.”

Later this year, Tinubu also confirmed what had long been dubbed mere speculation when he revealed that Saraki and the Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, worked against Buhari’s plan to make him his running mate, in the run-up to the 2015 presidential contest.

Tinubu, in the book “Against the Run of Play,” written by the Chairman, Editorial Board of ThisDay, Olusegun Adeniyi, which was presented to the public this year, said Saraki, El-Rufai and other senior members of the PDP, who joined the APC, in the build-up to the 2015 general elections, were the ones who instigated Buhari and some APC chieftains not to pick him as running mate.

He said: “What they (Saraki and others from the PDP) did behind my back was wrong. We always do things as a group. By the time they joined, we were already too far ahead in our processes, but, we accommodated them.

“We agreed to take their state structures and subsume them into the party and they all had their opportunity to nominate the candidates of their choices for different political offices. But, they went behind to instigate Buhari and some other people in the party against me on the pretext of religion. That was not right. They were canvassing arguments that the Christians in the North would not vote for a Muslim-Muslim ticket. Nasir el-Rufai was also selling the same argument within the CPC (the defunct Congress for Progressive Change) because, at that point, he still wanted to have Pastor (Tunde) Bakare brought in as Buhari’s running mate.”



Also, Osinbajo’s men refused to respond to calls and SMS sent to them for comments.

As at the time of going to press, Osinbajo’s spokesperson, Laolu Akande, had yet to respond to the SMS sent to him, including telephone calls.

But, a source close to Osinbajo’s camp told Daily Sun, “you guys are just underrating that man. Don’t underrate Osinbajo; he is capable of being his own man when it matters most.

“Are you aware that that period Buhari was sick, when many thought he won’t return, moves were on to make the VP run in 2019, with a northern candidate? So, how will you now conclude it will be easy to just shove such a man aside? Have you also thought of what the reaction from the Christian community would be? All these are things that will come into play, in taking this decision. Till then, let’s leave it at that for now,” the source said.

http://sunnewsonline.com/2019-buhari-may-pick-tinubu-as-vp/

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Re: 2019: Buhari May Pick Tinubu As VP by BabaRamota1980: 4:53am On Dec 13, 2017
OP,
Let the cabal catch you talking this secret out in public like that. You go smell your yansh

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Re: 2019: Buhari May Pick Tinubu As VP by NwaAmaikpe: 4:59am On Dec 13, 2017
shocked


Who is Tinubu?
The same weakling that hid inside a Geepee tank when Dino Melaye stepped foot in Bourdillon?

I'd suggest the midget rubber stamp VP with a chronic body odour continues. I'd prefer him deceiving us as a politician to him deceiving us as a fake pastor.

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Re: 2019: Buhari May Pick Tinubu As VP by Atiku2019: 5:33am On Dec 13, 2017
Jagaban the Great

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Re: 2019: Buhari May Pick Tinubu As VP by Bede2u(m): 5:35am On Dec 13, 2017
A muslim-muslim ticket? APC is truly afraid grin Since Atiku defected, these guys have been mis-firing from all angles grin Its good tho.
Atikulate project is getting more real everyday

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Re: 2019: Buhari May Pick Tinubu As VP by MRAKBEE(m): 5:36am On Dec 13, 2017
BabaRamota1980:
OP,
Let the cabal catch you talking this secret out in public like that. You go smell your yansh
I'm also a cabal member..
I would cabalise them too.. Lol

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Re: 2019: Buhari May Pick Tinubu As VP by fergie001(m): 5:37am On Dec 13, 2017
This is beer parlour gossip.

I do not think Tinubu will be a VP candidate,
He might just be given freer access,and of course he will want to cut a better deal,that's all.

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Re: 2019: Buhari May Pick Tinubu As VP by ezegold4we: 5:38am On Dec 13, 2017
Muslim - Muslim ticket??

In this 21st century?

With all the killings from fulani Muslim's??

Chaiiiii, I. Pray they try it,

That will be the end of APC

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Re: 2019: Buhari May Pick Tinubu As VP by uyaima: 5:56am On Dec 13, 2017
God 4bid

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Re: 2019: Buhari May Pick Tinubu As VP by chomchom1(f): 6:07am On Dec 13, 2017
APC keep encouraging religions hate. Afojo Muslim may see it as welcome development. I pity poor Nigeria. Because hunger round 2 loading.. grin

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Re: 2019: Buhari May Pick Tinubu As VP by emmie14: 6:21am On Dec 13, 2017
Bola Tinubu must be very careful this time. Buhari only remember him when south west votes are needed to win elections. As VP, Oladipo Diya will be better than him. Now he can fly air force 001 with Buharis.
Osinbanjo who is claiming a return to chapel is frustrated, as a christian/pastor definitely he cannot function perfectly well with A fanatic Muslim like Buhari.

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Re: 2019: Buhari May Pick Tinubu As VP by Splashme: 6:31am On Dec 13, 2017
Tinubu must be very very careful this time with Buhari's fake promises.

That dullard in Aso Rock has proved time and time again that he cannot be trusted.

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Re: 2019: Buhari May Pick Tinubu As VP by Nobody: 6:32am On Dec 13, 2017
Easy ride for PDP
Two muslims grin

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Re: 2019: Buhari May Pick Tinubu As VP by Nobody: 6:32am On Dec 13, 2017
Eaay rise for.PDP

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Re: 2019: Buhari May Pick Tinubu As VP by onatisi(m): 6:32am On Dec 13, 2017
Apc muslim/muslim ticket will be the biggest blessing for pdp. Infact pdp will only have very little campaigning to do. The key important region that holds the key for victory in 2019 for any party is the south south and south east and buhari made a very grave mistake by referring to them as 5%, then the kanu saga All coupled with apc backing out of the restructuring promise they made in 2015.

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Re: 2019: Buhari May Pick Tinubu As VP by QueenSekxy(f): 6:33am On Dec 13, 2017
Atiku2019:
Jagaban the Great
undecided

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Re: 2019: Buhari May Pick Tinubu As VP by Alariiwo: 6:38am On Dec 13, 2017
No.. he'll pick a Christian jew as running mate most likely Peter Obi grin

Same way GEJ picked someone else over Sambo.. dullardeens

You lots are just starting, you have roughly 6 more years to hate Buhari and our amiable son Osinbajo. Jealousy go kill most of you

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Re: 2019: Buhari May Pick Tinubu As VP by Bari22(m): 6:40am On Dec 13, 2017
Sponsored news

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Re: 2019: Buhari May Pick Tinubu As VP by Nyerhovwo101(m): 7:06am On Dec 13, 2017
Beginning of their failure if true

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Re: 2019: Buhari May Pick Tinubu As VP by Oksman(m): 7:09am On Dec 13, 2017
Alariiwo:
No.. he'll pick a Christian jew as running mate most likely Peter Obi grin

Same way GEJ picked someone else over Sambo.. dullardeens

You lots are just starting, you have roughly 6 more years to hate Buhari and our amiable son Osinbajo. Jealousy go kill most of you

The story was written by Ismail Omipidan and not by IPOB.

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Re: 2019: Buhari May Pick Tinubu As VP by anonimi: 7:10am On Dec 13, 2017
JagaBandit's plan has finally succeeded. grin
Maybe that was the deal he struck with barawo bubu on their trip to Abidjan recently


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Re: 2019: Buhari May Pick Tinubu As VP by Stalwert: 7:13am On Dec 13, 2017
Sun of liars

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Re: 2019: Buhari May Pick Tinubu As VP by ZorGBUooeh: 7:18am On Dec 13, 2017
No be only pick tinubu as 2019 joker na 2019 batman.

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Re: 2019: Buhari May Pick Tinubu As VP by ZorGBUooeh: 7:20am On Dec 13, 2017
NwaAmaikpe:
shocked


Who is Tinubu?
The same weakling that hid inside a Geepee tank when Dino Melaye stepped foot in Bourdillon?

I'd suggest the midget rubber stamp VP with a chronic body odour continues. I'd prefer him deceiving us as a politician to him deceiving us as a fake pastor.
Lools!Him hide for im closet dey watch Dino impregnate remi.

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Re: 2019: Buhari May Pick Tinubu As VP by id911: 7:29am On Dec 13, 2017
The Jagaban will reject such carrot!


He will prefer to ATIKULATE because ATIKULATING is a done deal!

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Re: 2019: Buhari May Pick Tinubu As VP by Okanokan(m): 7:31am On Dec 13, 2017
We are aware, thats the only key left for Apc which will further divide Nigerians on the basis of Religion. This was the info that Tinubu passed on to Buhari on thier way to Cote d Voire; banking on 12milliom votes from Lagos and Kano.

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Re: 2019: Buhari May Pick Tinubu As VP by Esseite: 7:35am On Dec 13, 2017
That would be landslide win for PDP

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Re: 2019: Buhari May Pick Tinubu As VP by Paperwhite(m): 7:38am On Dec 13, 2017
Bede2u:
A muslim-muslim ticket? APC is truly afraid grin Since Atiku defected, these guys have been mis-firing from all angles grin Its good tho.
Atikulate project is getting more real everyday
I'm telling you bro.Real panic attack mode have been activated in the APC.

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Re: 2019: Buhari May Pick Tinubu As VP by Paperwhite(m): 7:38am On Dec 13, 2017
That will be APC's greatest undoing.It's obvious the APC is seriously confused as far as the last PDP convention is concerned.

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Re: 2019: Buhari May Pick Tinubu As VP by famology(m): 7:43am On Dec 13, 2017
Now I see why politicians easily can deceive the youths,so people can believe this crap. It is amazing that people are not capable of critical thinking anymore,no party can dare a muslim-Muslim ticket in today's Nigeria. Some news are not just worth commenting on.

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Re: 2019: Buhari May Pick Tinubu As VP by OnucheAdams: 7:46am On Dec 13, 2017
Osibanjo lacks both political and electoral value, which makes him a liability for 2019. A Tinubu as VP is certainly a desperate move by GMB, but again if he were wise, he'd simply hand over to a much younger and vibrant candidate.

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Re: 2019: Buhari May Pick Tinubu As VP by AdolfHitlerxXx: 7:46am On Dec 13, 2017
fergie001:
This is beer parlour gossip.

I do not think Tinubu will be a VP candidate,
He might just be given freer access,and of course he will want to cut a better deal,that's all.

Smart comment...agree with you totally.

The losers wankin.g about the news should calm their horses and stop beefing Tinubu who is far greater than anyone in their lineage...

APC won't do it

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