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Osinbajo Was Nominated As VP By Governors And Senators - Against The Run Of Play by kahal29: 6:16am On May 02, 2017
... ... .. Meanwhile as the book [Against the Run of Play] continues to generate controversy, a fresh account of how contrary to the narrative provided by a former governor of Lagos State and one of the leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu’s, vice-presidential ambition was scuttled has emerged.

Sources close to the intrigues told THISDAY Monday night that contrary to his claim that the duo of Senate President Bukola Saraki and Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai, frustrated his desire to emerge the running mate of President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2015 presidential election, a combined team of northern governors and senators of the party actually truncated his ambition.

The same team of governors and senators, and not Tinubu, according to sources, also suggested Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora and former Osun State governor, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, as suitable choices for the offices, thus putting Buhari in a difficult situation.
Tinubu had in the book, Against the Run of Play: How an Incumbent President Was Defeated in Nigeria, written by Adeniyi, said that Saraki and el-Rufai denied him the vice-presidency, following which he single-handedly nominated Osinbajo for the position.

According to sources, however, the party’s governors and senators did. They had first met to discuss serious and relevant issues preparatory to APC’s presidential primary and one of the issues that came up at that meeting was the need for a suitable running mate.

At the meeting, it was agreed that it would be suicidal politically to head into the election without agreeing on certain preconditions.

Particularly, the governors had expressed reservations about a Muslim-Muslim ticket and had warned that it would affect the votes in their states, since they all have sizeable number of Christians in their states. Thus, they agreed to meet with the president and resolve the matter.

Sources, however, said that the first indication that the governors and senators were going to move against Tinubu started right in one of Tinubu’s guest houses somewhere in Ikoyi, a few hours before the party’s presidential primary held at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, Lagos.

The meeting, which allegedly started a few minutes to midnight had practically all the northern governors and their senators in attendance, whilst Tinubu personally went to fetch the then presidential aspirant, Buhari, as he was meant to be present.
Sources said the meeting had barely settled down to business when the Zamfara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, stood up and said whoever was advocating a Muslim-Muslim joint ticket should bury the idea, including you, pointing at Tinubu.

By opening up the discussion, sources said other governors started getting up to speak, repeating the same thing in a manner that did not go down well with Tinubu, who was by now visibly angry, according to sources.

Although the meeting could not agree on other issues, everyone was said to have left with the understanding that a Muslim-Muslim ticket was not an option in the 2015 general election.

Immediately after the meeting, however, Buhari was said to have mandated the governors and senators to go and come up with three names for him from the South-west, from amongst whom he would choose a running mate, this of course was without Tinubu’s knowledge.

A few days after, the governors comprising Governor Yari; former Sokoto State governor, Alhaji Aliyu Wamakko; former Gombe State governor, Senator Danjuma Goje; and former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, among a few others visited Buhari with a list of three nominees, Osinbajo, Mamora and Oyinlola.

According to sources, soon after they left Buhari’s house, the president who had by this time emerged the candidate of the APC reportedly went straight to Tinubu’s house in Abuja, the nation’s capital, to present him with the list as put together by the northern governors, senators and other stakeholders privy to the development.

But Tinubu, sources said, refused to accept the list and flared up to the point of walking Buhari out of his house, a situation believed to have marked the lingering feud between them.

With Tinubu was a former chairman of the party and two serving governors – one from South-west and the other from South-south. The South-south governor was the only one said to have walked Buhari to his car.

But Buhari, sources said, did not leave Tinubu’s house without telling him two things: that he would not run on a Muslim-Muslim ticket and would not consider him as running mate on whatever grounds, even though there was an understanding before the creation of APC that they would contest on a joint ticket.

An obviously livid Buhari, sources said, immediately sought a breakfast meeting with Saraki the next day. When Saraki got to his place, he was said to have complained to him that he had never been spoken to so rudely and embarrassed in his life the way that Tinubu did the day before and that it seemed Tinubu was ready for a battle, which he (Buhari) said he was equally prepared for.

But Saraki, sources said, persuaded Buhari, saying that was not the way to go. As a way of further calming frayed nerves, Saraki was said to have called the Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, informing him that there was a problem and that he needed to come immediately before the situation got out of hand.

As advised, Amosun was said to have flown into Abuja and another meeting held amongst the three of them – Amosun, Saraki and Buhari – with Saraki, informing the Ogun governor of what had happened.

Saraki and Amosun then decided to strategically manage the situation in a manner that would manage Tinubu’s ego and not rock the boat, while at the same time achieving the resolve of the president not to run on a Muslim-Muslim ticket.

Amosun, it was said, then convened a meeting of the South-west caucus, where he informed it of the latest development.

His meeting with the caucus was heated, with the South-west caucus also reminding Tinubu that a Muslim-Muslim ticket would not fly and that the matter should not be pushed beyond what it had become.

They, however, resolved to work on a soft-landing that would assuage Tinubu by asking him to choose from the list, just one person as against presenting the three names to the president to choose from, and that whomever he chose would remain the choice of the zone and by implication, he would have been seen as having chosen the nation’s vice-president, which was what happened.

The name of Osinbajo naturally appealed to him, having worked with him for eight years as Commissioner for Justice and Attorney-General of Lagos State and the name was taken to Buhari without an option.

Hence Buhari had to accept what had been foisted on him, when indeed Osinbajo was the only person he did not know on the list.

According to a party source, while it is true that majority of the stakeholders in the party had opposed a Muslim-Muslim ticket, which unfortunately prevented Tinubu from becoming the nation’s vice-president, sources claimed it was not correct and rather misleading to say Saraki and El-Rufai thwarted his chances of becoming the vice-president.

Culled from Thisday Newspaper

https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2017/05/02/adeniyi-clarifies-encounter-with-jonathan/

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Re: Osinbajo Was Nominated As VP By Governors And Senators - Against The Run Of Play by sarrki(m): 6:18am On May 02, 2017
Osinbajo

Osinbajo

Tinubu siddon dey look

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Re: Osinbajo Was Nominated As VP By Governors And Senators - Against The Run Of Play by EastGold(m): 6:23am On May 02, 2017
That's their problem.

Who Apc epp

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Re: Osinbajo Was Nominated As VP By Governors And Senators - Against The Run Of Play by jericco1(m): 6:25am On May 02, 2017
Who cares?

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Re: Osinbajo Was Nominated As VP By Governors And Senators - Against The Run Of Play by Smellymouth: 6:26am On May 02, 2017
jericco1:
Who cares?

NFCS cares.

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Re: Osinbajo Was Nominated As VP By Governors And Senators - Against The Run Of Play by jericco1(m): 6:27am On May 02, 2017
Smellymouth:

NFCS cares.
their problem

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Re: Osinbajo Was Nominated As VP By Governors And Senators - Against The Run Of Play by OAUTemitayo: 6:27am On May 02, 2017
Northerners sha. Aimore na loje ki ise ba yin finra

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Re: Osinbajo Was Nominated As VP By Governors And Senators - Against The Run Of Play by nzeobi(m): 6:29am On May 02, 2017
Tinubu pele oh
You contributed but do not forget they are other stakeholders that contributed to APC too.
So stop parading yourself as alpha and omega.

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Re: Osinbajo Was Nominated As VP By Governors And Senators - Against The Run Of Play by babyfaceafrica: 6:29am On May 02, 2017
Ok..can we move on?..how will this solve our problems in this country...unnecessary things we indulge in

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Re: Osinbajo Was Nominated As VP By Governors And Senators - Against The Run Of Play by Smellymouth: 6:29am On May 02, 2017
jericco1:

their problem

Is our problem..

Re: Osinbajo Was Nominated As VP By Governors And Senators - Against The Run Of Play by jericco1(m): 6:31am On May 02, 2017
Smellymouth:

Is our problem..
'our' stop the generalisation please.
Re: Osinbajo Was Nominated As VP By Governors And Senators - Against The Run Of Play by kayzat: 6:35am On May 02, 2017
Why can't the faceless source be bold enough to come out in the open if he's so sure of his information


Lots of the people involved already corroborate Tinubu's side of the story as regards Osinbajo's nomination including Osinbajo himself so whoever is saying something else should be bold enough.

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Re: Osinbajo Was Nominated As VP By Governors And Senators - Against The Run Of Play by seunmsg(m): 6:47am On May 02, 2017
Northern governors, most of whom have probably never heard of Osinbajo as at that time somehow nominated him without Tinubu's knowledge. This must be the funniest account of how the VP emerged.

Fact is, Tinubu's first option was to run as VP and his second option was to nominate Osinbajo if the first option failed. He knew the Muslim-Muslim ticket will be very hard to sell hence, the need for a formidable plan B. All this silly effort to rewrite history is unnecessary. 2019 will soon be here and we shall all see who actually can deliver for the party and who cannot.

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Re: Osinbajo Was Nominated As VP By Governors And Senators - Against The Run Of Play by HsLBroker(m): 7:02am On May 02, 2017
seunmsg:
Northern governors, most of whom have probably never heard of Osinbajo as at that time somehow nominated him without Tinubu's knowledge. This must be the funniest account of how the VP emerged.

Fact is, Tinubu's first option was to run as VP and his second option was to nominate Osinbajo if the first option failed. He knew the Muslim-Muslim ticket will be very hard to sell hence, the need for a formidable plan B. All this silly effort to rewrite history is unnecessary. 2019 will soon be here and we shall all see who actually can deliver for the party and who cannot.

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Re: Osinbajo Was Nominated As VP By Governors And Senators - Against The Run Of Play by Nobody: 7:03am On May 02, 2017
Fresh account says.....
What about..... Old account??

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Re: Osinbajo Was Nominated As VP By Governors And Senators - Against The Run Of Play by OAUTemitayo: 7:04am On May 02, 2017
seunmsg:
Northern governors, most of whom have probably never heard of Osinbajo as at that time somehow nominated him without Tinubu's knowledge. This must be the funniest account of how the VP emerged.

Fact is, Tinubu's first option was to run as VP and his second option was to nominate Osinbajo if the first option failed. He knew the Muslim-Muslim ticket will be very hard to sell hence, the need for a formidable plan B. All this silly effort to rewrite history is unnecessary. 2019 will soon be here and we shall all see who actually can deliver for the party and who cannot.
Didn't Buhari himself lied in his biography about it?
Isn't it obvious now why poverty refused to take flight from the North? They use all sort of unreasonable options for technical questions

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Re: Osinbajo Was Nominated As VP By Governors And Senators - Against The Run Of Play by inourcare: 7:08am On May 02, 2017
Whose Report...!
Re: Osinbajo Was Nominated As VP By Governors And Senators - Against The Run Of Play by Philistine(m): 7:20am On May 02, 2017
Every newspaper now writes whatever pleases them, just to boost their sales,because they are much aware of how gullible most Nigerians are!

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Re: Osinbajo Was Nominated As VP By Governors And Senators - Against The Run Of Play by EazyFrenzy(f): 7:26am On May 02, 2017
only a f**l believes all what's written & said. but again...

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Re: Osinbajo Was Nominated As VP By Governors And Senators - Against The Run Of Play by Lanretoye(m): 7:31am On May 02, 2017
this book self get so many account...na only one book deny cause all these stairs?
Re: Osinbajo Was Nominated As VP By Governors And Senators - Against The Run Of Play by seunlayi(m): 8:31am On May 02, 2017
Enough of this book, so vp epp?

Minium wage will at 18k Una no see that one?
Re: Osinbajo Was Nominated As VP By Governors And Senators - Against The Run Of Play by Nobody: 8:32am On May 02, 2017
who we go bliv
Re: Osinbajo Was Nominated As VP By Governors And Senators - Against The Run Of Play by officialtroll: 8:32am On May 02, 2017
OAUTemitayo:
Didn't Buhari himself lied in his biography about it?
Isn't it obvious now why poverty refused to take flight from the North? They use all sort of unreasonable options for technical questions

It is lie sir angry

EazyFrenzy:
only a f**l believes all what's written & said. but again...

Grow some balls and spell out the word you fool angry

jericco1:

'our' stop the generalisation please.

Thank you
Re: Osinbajo Was Nominated As VP By Governors And Senators - Against The Run Of Play by Nobody: 8:32am On May 02, 2017
we don hear
Re: Osinbajo Was Nominated As VP By Governors And Senators - Against The Run Of Play by magoo10(m): 8:33am On May 02, 2017
this inconsistent book that was rushed to released after Jonathan started releasing small bombs
Re: Osinbajo Was Nominated As VP By Governors And Senators - Against The Run Of Play by checkiez: 8:33am On May 02, 2017
pure lie
Re: Osinbajo Was Nominated As VP By Governors And Senators - Against The Run Of Play by ogobaby23(f): 8:34am On May 02, 2017
He is a very able VP is all I know and care for.

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Re: Osinbajo Was Nominated As VP By Governors And Senators - Against The Run Of Play by three: 8:34am On May 02, 2017
The point of all this in my opinion is to clarify WHO DID NOT facilitate PYO's nomination to the office of the VP seeing that he will be P soon.

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Re: Osinbajo Was Nominated As VP By Governors And Senators - Against The Run Of Play by davodyguy: 8:36am On May 02, 2017
deflover:
No matter what they want us to believe
Thief.nubu has been used and dumped

They are still keeping him around till 2019 where they will bury his corpse with his fellow afonjas cheesy grin grin

This is really a pathetic comment from a pained and sore IPOB loser.

In 2011, your Jonathan 'used' him and in 2015 Jonathan paid dearly and he's still paying.

You think, anyone can use BOLA TINUBU and go free? You must be thinking like Ojuiku who thought he had the might to defeat a united Armed forces of Nigeria in 1967.

The fact that He nominated his person and his person is more like the 'President' shows you that BAT is winning.

Quit hatred and face real life

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Re: Osinbajo Was Nominated As VP By Governors And Senators - Against The Run Of Play by NaijaFutbol: 8:36am On May 02, 2017
Northern Govs and senators you mean?
Re: Osinbajo Was Nominated As VP By Governors And Senators - Against The Run Of Play by davodyguy: 8:36am On May 02, 2017
magoo10:
this inconsistent book that was rushed to released after Jonathan started releasing small bombs

I agree with you, that this book is full of lies.

Even the American Knows that it was BOLA AHMED TINUBU that nominated Osinbajo.

I can recall Buhari saying he's giving Bola Tinubu the honour to nominate the VP for the support he garnered from Tinubu during the primaries, that ensured his emergence as the Flag bearer of the APC

Inside the same book, Bola Tinubu said when he could not present himself as VP, he then thought of Osinbajo. He called Osinbajo and Osinbajo told him to speak with Pastor Adeboye first. This was captured in the same book.

Now the book still said it wasn't Tinubu that nominated him?

Adeniyi must be high on something not to be mentioned

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Re: Osinbajo Was Nominated As VP By Governors And Senators - Against The Run Of Play by deflover(m): 8:37am On May 02, 2017
No matter what they want us to believe
Thief.nubu has been used and dumped

They are still keeping him around till 2019 where they will bury his corpse with his fellow afonjas cheesy grin grin

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