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APC: Tinubu Got The Message By Oke Umurhohwo by AnonPoet: 1:29pm On Jul 06
When considering the behaviour of a clever schemer like Bola Tinubu, you’ll hardly take his recent position on the 2023 presidential race so serious. Almost every newspaper went with the rider that suggests Tinubu is yet to make up his mind on whether he will contest for president in 2023 or not. Headlines like “I have not decided on the 2023 presidential race” filled the space and kept a multitude of his supporters in suspense.

Sure, Tinubu, like any Nigerian politician of his standing, will most certainly have his eyes gazed at the highest political office in the country, but there are many hurdles to cross to gain the seat. While Tinubu could be regarded as exceptional in political maneuvering and enjoys a seamless role as ‘godfather’, it is entirely a different ball but when it comes to the presidency.

And that was what played out in the recently held National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the APC, where a strong message was passed on to the former Lagos state governor. A lot has been said on NEC’s decision to adopt the proposal of President Muhammadu Buhari, especially on the dissolution of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) and how it has some undertone on the 2023 presidential permutations and the bearing on Tinubu’s aspiration.

At the height of insinuations, Tinubu came out and as usual, acted as if all is well, and even distanced himself from any talk that has to do with the 2023 presidential race. The APC chieftain dismissed speculations on his presidential aspiration and noted that contrary to insinuations, he is yet to decide on whether or not he will seek the country’s top political office in 2023.

“To those who have been actively bleating on how the President’s actions and the NEC meeting have ended my purported 2023 ambitions, I seek your pity,” Tinubu noted in a statement, noting that insinuations out there painted a “colourful epitaphs to the 2023 death of an alleged political ambition that is yet even born.” Pushing hard to sell his narrative, Tinubu said his focus at the moment was on health and economic challenges facing the country and not presidential race as being speculated.

But that is not the picture that the struggle for control in APC sent out and typical of Tinubu, as I observed in a previous article entitled “2023: Tinubu and his mind game”, the former Lagos state governor seems to have masterminded the art of manipulating people’s imperfect reasoning and emotions. That is why he believes he could sell a different narrative to the public when the truth is well obvious to any discerning observer.

On the surface, the dissolution of APC’s NWC was to put an end to the confusion on who should replace Adams Oshiomole after the Court of Appeal upheld his suspension as chairman, but looking deeper will reveal a lot, and that the source of wranglings in the ruling party is linked to positioning for 2023 presidential race. Oshiomole is a known long-time ally of Tinubu, and for the entire time that his leadership of the APC lasted, most of his actions and inactions were calculated to position the former Lagos state governor in firm control of the party’s structure.

Last month, those not favourable to Oshiomole’s style of leadership saw an opportunity when an appellate court pushed him aside and capitalized on the controversy that came after it, to do away with the entire NWC, most of whom are reportedly converted Tinubu loyalists. Evident enough was Bashir El-Rufai’s tweet shortly after NEC dissolved APC’s NWC that “No sole individual should ever be allowed to control a political party that takes itself seriously.”

Bashir is not just an APC member, but one of the sons of Nasir El-Rufai, Kaduna state governor, who happens to be a fierce rival of Tinubu in APC, and confirmed what many have interpreted to be the outcome of the party’s NEC meeting. Though not specific, the Director-General of the forum of APC Governors, Salihu Lukman, said Buhari’s action at NEC shows he’s in charge and “freed himself from all the leaders who were the problem.”

From every indication, the walls are closing in on Tinubu and he must be getting the message. The only question is whether he will be able to maneuver his way again and retake the control of APC, which he has strenuously disguised as the right thing for the party.

But the tide is changing faster and going by the outcome of the last NEC meeting, Tinubu is losing ground in APC and his presidential aspiration is at a distressing point. As a politician, he can pretend to make his supporters believe everything is well but that picture of resistance is nothing but imaginations. The thing, however, is that things can only get worse as days go by.

Tinubu had problems with his ambition, though, he has been doing everything to deny it. From the look of things, the former Lagos state governor has lost considerable support. The bloc in the progressive that is opposed to him turned out to be bigger forces and as now, these bigger forces would weigh on who gets the APC ticket eventually. This has left him stranded and I am sure he would have already gotten the message.

Written by Oke Umurhohwo, a Political Analyst and Strategist. He tweets via @OkeStalyf and can be reached via oke.umu@gmail.com

https://leaders.ng/apc-tinubu-got-the-message-by-okestalyf/

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Re: APC: Tinubu Got The Message By Oke Umurhohwo by Superted01(m): 1:34pm On Jul 06
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Re: APC: Tinubu Got The Message By Oke Umurhohwo by juustine777(m): 1:34pm On Jul 06
HALA!
Re: APC: Tinubu Got The Message By Oke Umurhohwo by Makanakico(f): 1:34pm On Jul 06
Ipobs masturbating over any tinubu matter, tinubu is still the most relevant political godfather in Nigeria.

Argue with your hand.

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Re: APC: Tinubu Got The Message By Oke Umurhohwo by IJOBA2: 1:34pm On Jul 06
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Re: APC: Tinubu Got The Message By Oke Umurhohwo by Sirheny007(m): 1:34pm On Jul 06
He can get the message if he likes.
Although, history has shown that men from there never learn.
It is not really peculiar that once in a while, a Yoruba man donates himself to be used.

Continue "building bridges" BAT.
Nothing do you cheesy

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Re: APC: Tinubu Got The Message By Oke Umurhohwo by ednut1(m): 1:34pm On Jul 06
so many noise makers

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Re: APC: Tinubu Got The Message By Oke Umurhohwo by Abdulhakeem78(m): 1:34pm On Jul 06
The writer has done well to speak his stance as well as speaking Asiwaju's mind on his political future. In Asiwaju's voice , "I seek your pity."

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Re: APC: Tinubu Got The Message By Oke Umurhohwo by Lincoln275(m): 1:35pm On Jul 06
Ok ooo

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Re: APC: Tinubu Got The Message By Oke Umurhohwo by chukwuibuipob: 1:35pm On Jul 06
sad Tinubu diz,Tinubu dat

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Re: APC: Tinubu Got The Message By Oke Umurhohwo by chukwuibuipob: 1:35pm On Jul 06
grin Tinubu the nightmares of fl@theadPIGS

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Re: APC: Tinubu Got The Message By Oke Umurhohwo by Eagool34(m): 1:36pm On Jul 06
Who is oke umhorowo

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Re: APC: Tinubu Got The Message By Oke Umurhohwo by festacman(m): 1:36pm On Jul 06
“Even the obstacles on my way, I predict them before those that will bring them will start to think about them. I plan for betrayal, I plan for backstabbing, I also plan for reunion & forgiveness long before they happen.I expect nothing, I expect anything, I expect everything”
- Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu

Simply ENIGMATIC!

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Re: APC: Tinubu Got The Message By Oke Umurhohwo by IMO01: 1:38pm On Jul 06
On God
Re: APC: Tinubu Got The Message By Oke Umurhohwo by Dangrace01: 1:38pm On Jul 06
Ok
Re: APC: Tinubu Got The Message By Oke Umurhohwo by MondayOsunbor(m): 1:39pm On Jul 06
AnonPoet:


https://leaders.ng/apc-tinubu-got-the-message-by-okestalyf/


When considering the behaviour of a clever schemer like Bola Tinubu


clever schemer is our leader ?

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Re: APC: Tinubu Got The Message By Oke Umurhohwo by akigbemaru: 1:41pm On Jul 06

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Re: APC: Tinubu Got The Message By Oke Umurhohwo by ShenTeh(m): 1:42pm On Jul 06
Tinubu is a news-maker.

Whatever he says or does makes the headlines red: Were Tinubu to declare his intentions for the 2023 elections, it would probably have been greeted with more fiery uproar. Now he has spoken in indifference of it and observers claim he speaks tongue in cheek.

I am no fan of his, but right now, to underestimate him as one of the 'smartest' politicians in Nigeria is playing with a viper.

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Re: APC: Tinubu Got The Message By Oke Umurhohwo by Nobody: 1:44pm On Jul 06
If you want your news to sell, just add Tinubu. cool

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Re: APC: Tinubu Got The Message By Oke Umurhohwo by TheCvBank: 1:44pm On Jul 06
We dey 2020, dem Don dey strategize for 2023 to loot and control federal treasury.

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Re: APC: Tinubu Got The Message By Oke Umurhohwo by Opera240: 1:44pm On Jul 06
All this political analyst, Tinubu this, Tinubu that, is he the only politician in the country? You guys should take a chill, he even said that he seek your pity but yet they will still find something silly to say/write about him, haba

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Re: APC: Tinubu Got The Message By Oke Umurhohwo by Sweeetheart(m): 1:44pm On Jul 06
Sirheny007:
He can get the message if he likes.
Although, history has shown that men from there never learn.
It is not really peculiar that once in a while, a Yoruba man donates himself to be used.

Continue "building bridges" BAT.
Nothing do you cheesy


southeast lost over 30,000 kinsmen in 1966, lost over 3m in 1967-1970? KANU came and they lost hundred of youths whom the fool told you imbeciles, to use stone and bottle against Armed men


did you Igbo learn? does your 5 Governors not sold you out at the detriment of proscribing your less violence group that's not even as troublesome as herdsmen?


if you people don't feel used, why should Yoruba whom their percentage is divided to two major parties feel used? all Yoruba in PDP detest Tinubu, so why should they feel used over a man they detest?


do you people have working brain at all? like can you people prove a day to be sane?

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Re: APC: Tinubu Got The Message By Oke Umurhohwo by mattfeuter(m): 1:44pm On Jul 06
Makanakico:
Ipobs masturbating over any tinubu matter, tinubu is still the most relevant political godfather in Nigeria.

Argue with your hand.

What’s the meaning of this bull-jive ??

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Re: APC: Tinubu Got The Message By Oke Umurhohwo by Nobody: 1:45pm On Jul 06
Sirheny007:
He can get the message if he likes.
Although, history has shown that men from there never learn.
It is not really peculiar that once in a while, a Yoruba man donates himself to be used.

Continue "building bridges" BAT.
Nothing do you cheesy

Yorubas will always build bridges. They are reasonable enough to do that.

They won't destroy everything they've built and come back to cry marginalization.

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Re: APC: Tinubu Got The Message By Oke Umurhohwo by moscow007: 1:45pm On Jul 06
mark my words!...Thiefnibu will never be the president of Nigeria, not in his lifetime, maybe next life.

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Re: APC: Tinubu Got The Message By Oke Umurhohwo by Jack500: 1:46pm On Jul 06
Sirheny007:
He can get the message if he likes.
Although, history has shown that men from there never learn.
It is not really peculiar that once in a while, a Yoruba man donates himself to be used.

Continue "building bridges" BAT.
Nothing do you cheesy

At Least those that donated themselves to be use are more relevant than you and your parents, leave Tinubu and Yoruba alone. Face ur life. Let them use him. Thanks

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Re: APC: Tinubu Got The Message By Oke Umurhohwo by sapientia(m): 1:46pm On Jul 06
You guys should leave Tinubu alone

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