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2019: Tinubu Declines To Lead Buhari’s National Campaign by nairavsdollars(f): 6:58am On Dec 05
*.Imo, Ogun, Zamfara Members Solidly Behind Buhari — Party

*Sagay To APC Leadership: Heed Buhari’s Warning Or Get Embarrassed

Temidayo Akinsuyi, Lagos

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has rejected an appeal to him by the party to lead the national campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari for the 2019 presidential elections across the states of the federation, Daily Independent has learnt.

According to a credible source in the party, Tinubu, who has declared total support for President Buhari’s reelection, said while he will do everything to ensure Buhari is reelected, he wants to focus his attention on the South-West region.

Daily Independent had earlier reported that Tinubu is gradually regaining his “lost territories” in the South-West with support from Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the national chairman of the party.

While he has Lagos and Osun in his kitty, Tinubu is working to consolidate his stronghold in Ogun, Ondo, Ekiti and Oyo states.

Tinubu played a crucial role in President Buhari’s reelection in 2015. Soon after the elections, he, however, fell out of favour with the president’s men who were referred to as the Abuja boys.

Tinubu’s wife, Oluremi, senator representing Lagos Central Senatorial District, in an interview admitted that her husband was dumped by the party after assisting them in winning the elections.

“He was campaigning, I did too. We were running three campaigns in my house. And for him to be trashed like that? But I saw somebody who has love for this country”, she said.

According to our source, “Tinubu has politely rejected the request to lead President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign for the 2019 elections. Rather he has chosen to focus his attention more on the South-West.

“We don’t really know the reason for this but we have feelers that he seems unsure of what the fate of APC may be in the presidential elections and as such wants to secure his base in the South-West first.

“I also heard that he wants to concentrate his efforts on assisting his candidates. In Ogun, Governor Amosun has withdrawn support for Dapo Abiodun, who is Tinubu’s loyalist. He will also be actively involved in trying to retain Lagos for APC especially given the fact that Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the party’s candidate is contesting against a Jimi Agbaje, who is an experienced politician”.

When contacted, Tinubu’s media aide, Tunde Rahman, promised to get back to our correspondent but couldn’t do so as at the time of filing in this report.

In a related development, the APC on Tuesday described as untrue that party supporters in Imo, Ogun and Zamfara states have vowed to boycott President Buhari’s campaign in the affected states.

Speaking with Daily Independent, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, the party’s national publicity secretary, said the APC supporters in the affected states are happy with the party leadership for putting an end to impunity and giving back power to them.

“I am not aware that the people of Ogun said they will not vote for President Buhari. If anything, they are so happy with the step that APC has taken. Because what APC has done is to say ‘enough is enough with impunity’.

“The APC said power should go back to the people and they should be the ones to decide their representatives. So, is it the people that we empowered and gave back power to that will now be moving against the party? People of Imo are happy with what the APC leadership has done.

“It got to a stage that they were telling us that even if you bring a cow, as long as it is not by impunity, we will support it’. Good enough, we are not putting forward a cow as there are many credible candidates who can fly the party’s flag.

“Even Okorocha has said he remains in APC. His son-in-law is another person entirely. The son-in-law cannot on the day of election vote with Okorocha’s PVC. People are free to take decisions. But the question to ask is the decision you are taking is it driven by public interest, the best interest of your people or driven by greed and selfishness?” Issa-Onilu queried.

Uche Nwosu, son-in-law to Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha, has dumped APC for Action Alliance (AA).

Nwosu made this known on Tuesday when he spoke to newsmen at the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, Owerri.

Nwosu, who had just arrived from Abuja, said he has jettisoned his governorship ambition under the APC because the party reigns with “injustice, impunity, and lack of respect for party’s constitution.”

Sagay To APC Leadership: Heed Buhari’s Warning Or Get Embarrassed

Meanwhile, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (APC), has described as unconstitutional the threat by Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of APC, to sanction aggrieved party members who approached the courts to seek redress over the outcome of the controversial primaries.

In a message sent to Daily Independent on Tuesday titled ‘Let the APC Chairman and the NWC of the Party be Warned’, Sagay said President Buhari was right when he said members of the party who feel aggrieved should seek redress in courts.

The statement reads, “Arising from the crisis ridden primaries of the APC all over the country, many aggrieved aspirants for the party’s nomination at all levels (with the exception of the presidency) have gone to court to challenge the party’s decisions which they firmly believe, robbed them of their victories and awarded the nomination to other persons, whose common identity, is that they are nearly all money bags with equally heavy moral baggage, who had held offices and positions in the PDP.

“Most of them are last minute defectors from the PDP, having failed to get their party’s nomination or were scared away from contesting for nomination in their party because of the strength of the opposing contestant. Most of these alleged primary ‘victors’ are past, long standing governors and senators, etc. of the PDP who parachuted into the APC at the last minute to pursue their selfish ambitions. For them, the APC is merely a convenient platform for actualising their post governor/senator ambitions. They have absolutely neither affinity nor empathy towards the APC.

“All this is quite in order in an underdeveloped democracy like Nigeria’s. However, what is absolutely not acceptable is the threat to expel the aggrieved aspirants for taking their grievance to court in search of a judicial resolution. The threat to expel them is absolutely illegal, both under the common law and under the Nigerian constitution.

“Under the common law, any provision in any agreement which purports to deprive the parties of their right to resort to the courts for the settlement of any dispute arising out of their transaction is void on the ground of public policy. This is a long established principle of law and I am surprised that the APC Legal Adviser did not inform the NWC that the attempt to bind the hands of aggrieved party members by ousting the jurisdiction of the courts is a nullity and an act in futility.

“Even more devastating to the position of the APC NWC is section 36(1) of the 1999 constitution, which gives everyone a right of fair hearing before a court or a tribunal established by law for the determination of civil rights and obligations.

“So the president was very right when he urged every one of the aspirants who felt cheated or defrauded, to go to court. The vain and impetuous declaration by the embattled APC NWC to still expel members exercising their inalienable common law and constitutional rights, in spite of the president’s directive, is a clear exercise in childish futility; a precursor of major humiliation.

“So, the chairman and members of the NWC of the APC are warned to heed the advice of the president or risk exposing themselves to a major embarrassment.

“After all, if their preferred candidates actually won their primaries, why this terrible apprehension of judicial review of the primary results? Or are they habouring a morbid fear of exposure?”
https://www.independent.ng/tinubu-declines-to-lead-buharis-national-campaign/

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Re: 2019: Tinubu Declines To Lead Buhari’s National Campaign by cinoedhunter: 6:59am On Dec 05
It's a lie... grin

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Re: 2019: Tinubu Declines To Lead Buhari’s National Campaign by Splinz(m): 7:00am On Dec 05
cheesy

Smart man!

Tinubu be like: At my age, I cannot Coman disgrace myself laidat, by leading â campaign for Jubril of Sudan; a failure going nowhere. Mbok lemme concentrate in the South West before... Na all man for himself!
grin

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Re: 2019: Tinubu Declines To Lead Buhari’s National Campaign by alsudan: 7:02am On Dec 05
Tinubu has giving up on the dullard, and would rather his best friend (Atiku) becomes President. APC in tatters. When will they even start their campaigns?

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Re: 2019: Tinubu Declines To Lead Buhari’s National Campaign by TheGreenLand: 7:04am On Dec 05
According to a credible source in the party, Tinubu, who has declared total support for President Buhari’s reelection, said while he will do everything to ensure Buhari is reelected, he wants to focus his attention on the South-West region.

All the story is just written jagajaga sef.
What kind of journalism is this??
Whatever it is......SAI BABA to the NEXT LEVEL.

Some wailing zombies above and below this comment are here to read the headline only and jump to conclusions as ever....

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Re: 2019: Tinubu Declines To Lead Buhari’s National Campaign by apikipiki1(m): 7:05am On Dec 05
Jubril, u can never rule us again!

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Re: 2019: Tinubu Declines To Lead Buhari’s National Campaign by chiedu7: 7:05am On Dec 05
After messing up Tinubu, dem wan come again?

I always expected Tinubu to do this..

The one I'm expecting next from Tinubu will be an eye opener!

This APC party make i no lie, I have not seen such a disorganized party as APC.

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Re: 2019: Tinubu Declines To Lead Buhari’s National Campaign by deboysben(m): 7:06am On Dec 05
Lol e don happen


Our nairaland zombies have just received a bloody nose blow from their slave master
Some will even desert this thread like a plague

They were happy about Wike without knowing there head are being used.

The truth is Tinubu can't give buhari the full support he received unlike 2015 election. 2019 election go sweet die.

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Re: 2019: Tinubu Declines To Lead Buhari’s National Campaign by chiagozien(m): 7:06am On Dec 05
Tinibu is the god of yoruba land,


we yoruba muslim will always worship him.

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Re: 2019: Tinubu Declines To Lead Buhari’s National Campaign by Igbobyblood: 7:06am On Dec 05
People don't know who atiku is, tinubu is atiku boy. You can check it yourself, he'll surely work against Buhari.

Only the smart ones know atiku is the winner.

All former past leaders support him, pope, the caliphate, USA, trump, UK and Nigerians.

Who's buhari?

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Re: 2019: Tinubu Declines To Lead Buhari’s National Campaign by link2ok22: 7:06am On Dec 05
angry. That's his complete cup of tea who he decides to support.

Those who think voting buhari is a sort of punishment to some peoole, let me remind you that voting Buhari does not change the fact that you are poor or rich, sensible or senseless.

Voting buhari would not put food on your table and remove from mine, it wouldn't build mansions or buy exotic cars for you or maybe you think that there is some kind of place where those who vote buhari would be taken to after the election, that's a lie. You stuck here and you would suffer here.

It's been a miserable three years for you and I know deep down your heart you are dissapointed, but for the fact he is either a Muslim or same tribe as you are or most likely becos you are a ZoneB you decide to elect him again.

Go ahead and vote him you ain't punishing anybody but yourself and your family. It's only four years, we would still vote in another idiot and keep recycling them untill God decides to come down.

Spits on ZoneB
Spit on our youth, you guys are disgusting.

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Re: 2019: Tinubu Declines To Lead Buhari’s National Campaign by deri4luv1(m): 7:06am On Dec 05
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Re: 2019: Tinubu Declines To Lead Buhari’s National Campaign by NwaAmaikpe: 7:06am On Dec 05
shocked



I've always known Tinubu to be a smart man.
This refusal here is another sign that Tinubu knows 2019 belongs to Atiku.

It's obvious he doesn't want to be the one held responsible for Buhari's defeat.

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Re: 2019: Tinubu Declines To Lead Buhari’s National Campaign by BruncleZuma: 7:06am On Dec 05
grin grin grin grin

Nothing to see here folks it may turn out to be false new.
Re: 2019: Tinubu Declines To Lead Buhari’s National Campaign by 4kDdullard: 7:07am On Dec 05
cinoedhunter:
It's a lie... grin
Yes it's a lie grin
Tinubu is atikulating.

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Re: 2019: Tinubu Declines To Lead Buhari’s National Campaign by tamonokare: 7:07am On Dec 05
He's read the handwriting on the wall.

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Re: 2019: Tinubu Declines To Lead Buhari’s National Campaign by rozayx5(m): 7:07am On Dec 05
cheesy grin grin grin grin



cheesy cheesy cheesy

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Re: 2019: Tinubu Declines To Lead Buhari’s National Campaign by Danemmy(m): 7:07am On Dec 05
nonsense
Re: 2019: Tinubu Declines To Lead Buhari’s National Campaign by slade31: 7:07am On Dec 05
Smart Politician!!
But still





Sai Baba

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Re: 2019: Tinubu Declines To Lead Buhari’s National Campaign by TheGreenLand: 7:08am On Dec 05
some people will only read the headline and jump into conclusions as ever!....like this one below! grin

Re: 2019: Tinubu Declines To Lead Buhari’s National Campaign by kodded(m): 7:08am On Dec 05
chai, zombies right now grin






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Re: 2019: Tinubu Declines To Lead Buhari’s National Campaign by oluwaseunamos33: 7:08am On Dec 05
Hmmmm. Tinubu
Re: 2019: Tinubu Declines To Lead Buhari’s National Campaign by ClearFlair: 7:08am On Dec 05
No problem
Re: 2019: Tinubu Declines To Lead Buhari’s National Campaign by TheGreenLand: 7:08am On Dec 05
slade31:
Smart Politician!!
But still

Sai Baba
Naso My person

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Re: 2019: Tinubu Declines To Lead Buhari’s National Campaign by Memphis357(m): 7:08am On Dec 05
im okpolo eyes don dey clear small small

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Re: 2019: Tinubu Declines To Lead Buhari’s National Campaign by Lexusgs430: 7:08am On Dec 05
Tinubu, one of the greatest cookie jar looter, of our time....

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Re: 2019: Tinubu Declines To Lead Buhari’s National Campaign by BlackAfrican: 7:09am On Dec 05
PDP propaganda news

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Re: 2019: Tinubu Declines To Lead Buhari’s National Campaign by BlackPantherxXx: 7:09am On Dec 05
Errr
Re: 2019: Tinubu Declines To Lead Buhari’s National Campaign by Jahwinaboy(m): 7:09am On Dec 05
The APC even went as far as embarrassing Tinubu only to mend fence with him becuz of election. Lets see how smart he plays

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Re: 2019: Tinubu Declines To Lead Buhari’s National Campaign by GoldChest: 7:09am On Dec 05
Lol

Tinubu has abandoned Buhari

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Re: 2019: Tinubu Declines To Lead Buhari’s National Campaign by easyfem(m): 7:09am On Dec 05
Don't rush comment ... Story can change again

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