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Tinubu Will Destroy Himself, Obasanjo Will Fight With Buhari – PDP Chieftain by lalasticlala(m): 8:17am On Apr 27, 2015
In this interview with TUNDE ODESOLA, a member, Peoples Democratic Party Board of Trustees, Chief Ebenezer Babatope, comments on the recently concluded general elections


[i]What’s your view of the 2015 general elections?[/i]

All I can say is to wish Nigerians well. But I am not an enthusiast of the elections because I believe that they were mismanaged, especially the presidential election. It was computed by some diabolical forces to reenact a Hausa/Fulani oligarchy in Nigeria. I am not going to talk much about this now. I am going to talk about it in about one or two months’ time because I don’t want to be seen as disrupting what has been done so far in terms of ensuring peace and smooth transfer of power from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress.

For example, what has the card readers got to do with our elections? Prof. Attahiru Jega said it was in line with recent technology. Which technology? The card readers were apparently used to manipulate the elections. There was also underage voting in the North and nothing was done by Jega.


[b]You are an apostle of the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, who in his lifetime tried to get the Yoruba into the mainstream of national politics. What do you think would be Awo’s point of view about where the Yoruba are in national politics today?[/b]

Papa was playing politics the way any decent person and nationalist will play politics. His Yoruba people knew him when he was Premier of Western Nigeria. They knew he performed well. Papa has never advanced the argument that the Yoruba must be left out of government. I have always quarreled with my colleagues in the PDP who are saying that, even when Chief Olusegun Obasanjo was president. I don’t believe in the mainstream nonsense. So, nobody ascribed any tribal feelings to Awolowo when he was propagating his ambitions. He had supporters all over the country. So, the Yoruba who are in the APC will now be part of government. I wish them the best of luck because at the end of the day, the Yoruba will be free to judge them if they have performed or not. It is not a question of mainstream or no mainstream, it is a question of popular participation in a government that belongs to Nigerians.

I asked that question against the backdrop of the fact that the leader of the APC, Bola Tinubu, is touted as the new leader of the Yoruba, having helped in getting the Yoruba nation in mainstream national politics.

Was it Tinubu that did it? I know Bola very well. I always tell people, when I got married in 1972, Bola Tinubu contributed 10 pounds to my bachelor eve. I know him very well in terms of his politics of rigidity and stubbornness but he will destroy himself if he says he is Yoruba leader. Who made him leader? His party went into the contest. One, he played a key role in it, good for him. But to say he is Yoruba leader, honestly, I will not wish him evil but success but he should never in his lifetime make the mistake of saying that he is Yoruba leader. In 1951 when Papa Awolowo became the leader of the Action Group, he didn’t force himself on the party, it was people like Papa Maja, Doherty that said you young man, you have done very well as the general secretary of the party, go ahead and provide leadership and Papa provided leadership. But if Bola Tinubu will glorify on this election and call himself Yoruba leader, I wish him well. He is younger than me, so he should not fool himself nor join that charade to say he is Yoruba leader. Yoruba people respect maturity, age and experience and they know who their leaders are.

What do you foresee of Buhari and Obasanjo relationship?

Many of them who are jumping up and down now will know better when Buhari must have finished dealing with them. Buhari is a Fulani man from Daura. The northern agenda to get rid of southern leadership started in the 2011 elections. Obasanjo had his reasons. He supported Jonathan to succeed Yar’Adua and he was the same person that said Jonathan should go. As an individual, he has his rights. I am told he has been given three ministerial slots. It could be more than that, so let him go ahead but it does not stop Obasanjo tomorrow to take his biro to wipe Buhari clean and clear but the difference is that when he is fighting Buhari, he will be fighting a different kind of opponent. Buhari is a Fulani; I keep on saying that and they are very rugged and tactical in their approach to power. It is going to be an interesting fight but it is going to come. We in the PDP are waiting because we are returning to power in 2019 and luckily for us, we are going to bring out a candidate from the North to face Buhari. Some in the APC have been deceiving themselves that Buhari is not going to run for a second term. They say he’s going to do a term and I laugh at them. If God gives Buhari strength and power and I wish him that, he is going to run for a second term and we will pitch a Hausa/Fulani against him.

http://www.punchng.com/politics/tinubull-destroy-himself-babatope/

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Re: Tinubu Will Destroy Himself, Obasanjo Will Fight With Buhari – PDP Chieftain by buygala(m): 8:18am On Apr 27, 2015
Ungentlemanly loser crying a lagoonundecided


This man should just come to terms with the fact that PDP blew their opportunity, and they have no hopes of regaining power till that time in the not too distant future when chicken will finally grow teeth angry




PDP had better stop all the whining and man up to their new role as the opposition Party before APGA takes that away from them too sad

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Re: Tinubu Will Destroy Himself, Obasanjo Will Fight With Buhari – PDP Chieftain by dasensible1(m): 8:19am On Apr 27, 2015
All I see are predictions of a pained man. Tinubu has not called himself a leader of the yorubas (yet), he's a leader in APC.
Leadership is not just by age, so being older than Tinubu does not mean he cannot become a leader over you.
Obasanjo and Buhari will fight, that is just your prediction sir, whether they fight or not let's just have good governance. We may then enjoy watching the two old men fight.
PDP will field a northerner in 2019, and you are whining about nothern conspiracy...that is what I called hypocrisy.
PDP please put your house in order and stop all these predictions and whining cos its becoming annoying, we need a viable national opposition party.

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Re: Tinubu Will Destroy Himself, Obasanjo Will Fight With Buhari – PDP Chieftain by DickDastardly(m): 8:19am On Apr 27, 2015
we know that

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Re: Tinubu Will Destroy Himself, Obasanjo Will Fight With Buhari – PDP Chieftain by temitemi1(m): 8:20am On Apr 27, 2015
Known fact. GEJ my HERO! FAYOSE my ROLE MODEL!!

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Re: Tinubu Will Destroy Himself, Obasanjo Will Fight With Buhari – PDP Chieftain by Nobody: 8:21am On Apr 27, 2015
ok naa we pray so, wish his cabinet members will ruin his government like he(buhari) did to GEJ'

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Re: Tinubu Will Destroy Himself, Obasanjo Will Fight With Buhari – PDP Chieftain by Nobody: 8:22am On Apr 27, 2015
Can these PDPians not be such sore losers?

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Re: Tinubu Will Destroy Himself, Obasanjo Will Fight With Buhari – PDP Chieftain by Nobody: 8:22am On Apr 27, 2015
temitemi1:
Known fact. GEJ my HERO! FAYOSE my ROLE MODEL!!

apply brain temi

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Re: Tinubu Will Destroy Himself, Obasanjo Will Fight With Buhari – PDP Chieftain by Nobody: 8:23am On Apr 27, 2015
temitemi1:
Known fact. GEJ my HERO! FAYOSE my ROLE MODEL!!
my guy i dey feel u steady, am also a PDP die hard fan bro, but ur role model(fayose) never pay us NYSC state allawee since we passed out on feb19....abeg pass dis info to ur role model

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Re: Tinubu Will Destroy Himself, Obasanjo Will Fight With Buhari – PDP Chieftain by ibkgab001: 8:25am On Apr 27, 2015
Ko kan aye

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Re: Tinubu Will Destroy Himself, Obasanjo Will Fight With Buhari – PDP Chieftain by Zoharariel(m): 8:26am On Apr 27, 2015
Season 1 of PDP lamentations after Vincent Ogbulafor said PDP will rule Nigeria for 60Years.

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Re: Tinubu Will Destroy Himself, Obasanjo Will Fight With Buhari – PDP Chieftain by Lanretoye(m): 8:26am On Apr 27, 2015
This man would be better selling oroki.

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Re: Tinubu Will Destroy Himself, Obasanjo Will Fight With Buhari – PDP Chieftain by onyi4edu(f): 8:26am On Apr 27, 2015
Can someone help me tell these old men to just keep quiet and stop insulting grey hair! What happens to "there is great wisdom in silence"? Just keep quiet and watch events unfold, that's not too much to ask please

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Re: Tinubu Will Destroy Himself, Obasanjo Will Fight With Buhari – PDP Chieftain by Nobody: 8:27am On Apr 27, 2015
Bullshit!!!

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Re: Tinubu Will Destroy Himself, Obasanjo Will Fight With Buhari – PDP Chieftain by Emeskhalifa(m): 8:34am On Apr 27, 2015
Quickly book a space.....just incase
Re: Tinubu Will Destroy Himself, Obasanjo Will Fight With Buhari – PDP Chieftain by Nobody: 8:40am On Apr 27, 2015
Chief Ebenezer, you have spoken well Sir! We are watching..

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Re: Tinubu Will Destroy Himself, Obasanjo Will Fight With Buhari – PDP Chieftain by Young03(m): 8:43am On Apr 27, 2015
@ OP, like seriously?

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Re: Tinubu Will Destroy Himself, Obasanjo Will Fight With Buhari – PDP Chieftain by jamex93(m): 8:50am On Apr 27, 2015
Tell dose PDP to shut up


i no know their problem

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Re: Tinubu Will Destroy Himself, Obasanjo Will Fight With Buhari – PDP Chieftain by stinggy(m): 8:50am On Apr 27, 2015
Too early to wriggle in pain grin grin





barcanista:
Chief Ebenezer, you have spoken well Sir! We are watching..
Why wouldn't he have spoken well? Doom is all you wanna hear undecided

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Re: Tinubu Will Destroy Himself, Obasanjo Will Fight With Buhari – PDP Chieftain by swagdopey: 8:50am On Apr 27, 2015
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Re: Tinubu Will Destroy Himself, Obasanjo Will Fight With Buhari – PDP Chieftain by Nobody: 8:51am On Apr 27, 2015
Every1 is entitled to his/her own opinion
But that's bullshit

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Re: Tinubu Will Destroy Himself, Obasanjo Will Fight With Buhari – PDP Chieftain by Nobody: 8:51am On Apr 27, 2015
All these sudden prophets of doom arising from PDP.

Enough of the losers anthem jor.

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Re: Tinubu Will Destroy Himself, Obasanjo Will Fight With Buhari – PDP Chieftain by emmyw(m): 8:52am On Apr 27, 2015
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Re: Tinubu Will Destroy Himself, Obasanjo Will Fight With Buhari – PDP Chieftain by niceguy7(m): 8:52am On Apr 27, 2015
Let them keep dreaming

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Re: Tinubu Will Destroy Himself, Obasanjo Will Fight With Buhari – PDP Chieftain by ademega(m): 8:52am On Apr 27, 2015
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Re: Tinubu Will Destroy Himself, Obasanjo Will Fight With Buhari – PDP Chieftain by jerryunit48: 8:52am On Apr 27, 2015
Idon't know about Tinubu destroying himself but i have said it before that it is just a matter of time OBJ and Buhari will quanta
Re: Tinubu Will Destroy Himself, Obasanjo Will Fight With Buhari – PDP Chieftain by oluwafemi113(m): 8:52am On Apr 27, 2015
Dude









Stop hating undecided
Re: Tinubu Will Destroy Himself, Obasanjo Will Fight With Buhari – PDP Chieftain by Tobilastik(m): 8:53am On Apr 27, 2015
ve even presumed that before he won the election ..
Tinubu is after his pocket .

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Re: Tinubu Will Destroy Himself, Obasanjo Will Fight With Buhari – PDP Chieftain by oghenetega100(f): 8:53am On Apr 27, 2015
pdp stopping talking so much and go and re-group no one is interested in your opinions,

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Re: Tinubu Will Destroy Himself, Obasanjo Will Fight With Buhari – PDP Chieftain by Nobody: 8:53am On Apr 27, 2015

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