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Bidi Akande: Obasanjo, Northern Elites Rejected Buhari’s 2015 Presidential Bid by Kingspin(m): 7:54pm On Dec 12, 2021
Lagos: In a fresh narrative of the intrigues that characterized the emergence of General Muhammadu Buhari as Nigeria’s President in 2015,the pioneer National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC),Chief Bisi Akande, has alleged moves by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Northern elites and some aristocrats to ensure it did not happen.

Chief Akande, in his memoirs – My Participations – which was launched in Lagos on Thursday, says Obasanjo worked behind the scene to stop the then fledgling APC from picking Buhari as its standard bearer.

The former Osun State governor recalls that while the former president declined to join the APC, he confessed having “his sympathy for us.”

He says: “He said he had decided not to join any political party since he left the PDP.

“Behind the scene however, I understood he was pressurizing some of our leaders not to use Buhari as our candidate.

“It got to a point when Bola Tinubu had to confront him thus: ‘It is not fair sending me to Buhari.Buhari was a soldier and he was one of your junior officers in the Army. Why don’t you call Buhari and let him know how you feel about his intention to be President?

“I don’t know whether Obasanjo stopped at it.From the start, he did not want Buhari to be President.”

He also speaks about opposition to Buhari from some quarters in the North.

“It was apparent from the start that Buhari would be our choice for President.That was one of the bases for the merger.

“However, there were pressures from the elites, especially from the North, including royal fathers, piling pressure on us not to allow Buhari be our presidential candidate.

“A prominent aristocratic leader from the North stayed several nights in Osogbo,persuading Governor Aregbesola to prevail on us not to field Buhari. He threatened that if we did, there would be trouble in the North.”

Akande says they reviewed all the threats and decided to go through it with Buhari.

He adds: “Buhari had been losing elections before because he had no structure to harness his support and transform it into votes.
He says: “He said he had decided not to join any political party since he left the PDP.

“Behind the scene however, I understood he was pressurizing some of our leaders not to use Buhari as our candidate.

“It got to a point when Bola Tinubu had to confront him thus: ‘It is not fair sending me to Buhari.Buhari was a soldier and he was one of your junior officers in the Army. Why don’t you call Buhari and let him know how you feel about his intention to be President?

“I don’t know whether Obasanjo stopped at it.From the start, he did not want Buhari to be President.”

He also speaks about opposition to Buhari from some quarters in the North.

“It was apparent from the start that Buhari would be our choice for President.That was one of the bases for the merger.
“However, there were pressures from the elites, especially from the North, including royal fathers, piling pressure on us not to allow Buhari be our presidential candidate.

“A prominent aristocratic leader from the North stayed several nights in Osogbo,persuading Governor Aregbesola to prevail on us not to field Buhari. He threatened that if we did, there would be trouble in the North.”

Akande says they reviewed all the threats and decided to go through it with Buhari.

He adds: “Buhari had been losing elections before because he had no structure to harness his support and transform it into votes.
https://thenationonlineng.net/how-obasanjo-northern-aristocrats-rejected-buharis-2015-presidential-bid-by-akande/

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Re: Bidi Akande: Obasanjo, Northern Elites Rejected Buhari’s 2015 Presidential Bid by benuejosh: 8:05pm On Dec 12, 2021
Hmm. Nawao. Our darling president.
Re: Bidi Akande: Obasanjo, Northern Elites Rejected Buhari’s 2015 Presidential Bid by kingsceemark(m): 5:38am On Dec 13, 2021
Nonsensically nonsense

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Re: Bidi Akande: Obasanjo, Northern Elites Rejected Buhari’s 2015 Presidential Bid by money121(m): 5:38am On Dec 13, 2021
Ok
Re: Bidi Akande: Obasanjo, Northern Elites Rejected Buhari’s 2015 Presidential Bid by Nobody: 5:38am On Dec 13, 2021
I'm not surprised

Bubu has never been the flavour of the month among Northern elites really.

They tolerate him because he has the common Northerner in his pocket. So they have no choice.

Still does not make Bubu a great leader though. Just the latest in a line of loaf dividers not bread bakers

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Re: Bidi Akande: Obasanjo, Northern Elites Rejected Buhari’s 2015 Presidential Bid by Firefyta: 5:39am On Dec 13, 2021
Look at what our beloved Arewa has been reduced to
It shall not be well with all our elites that sat and watched this Monster in the guise of banditry consume us.
May Allah have mercy on Umaru Musa Yar'adua
#SecureNorth

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Re: Bidi Akande: Obasanjo, Northern Elites Rejected Buhari’s 2015 Presidential Bid by linkers: 5:42am On Dec 13, 2021
Sai barbarian has indeed destroyed the North East and west

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Re: Bidi Akande: Obasanjo, Northern Elites Rejected Buhari’s 2015 Presidential Bid by joeyswift(m): 5:43am On Dec 13, 2021
Bisi Akande should hide his face in shame because he played a major role in bringing this plague on Nigerians. If bubu had done well,we would have applauded his "participation"

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Re: Bidi Akande: Obasanjo, Northern Elites Rejected Buhari’s 2015 Presidential Bid by Osyxcel(m): 5:44am On Dec 13, 2021
I wonder why contents of the article are repeated.

Anyway, Obasanjo has always been against Buhari becoming the president of this country. That's why it was surprising when he tactically supported APC in the build up to the 2015 elections by publicly tearing his PDP membership card.

Well, it's obvious now that Buhari has been a failure in the past and is still a failure till today.

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Re: Bidi Akande: Obasanjo, Northern Elites Rejected Buhari’s 2015 Presidential Bid by Avedonn: 5:46am On Dec 13, 2021
So literally Yoruba elites imposed this failure of a man on 200 million Nigerians. Their greed and selfishness has brought unimaginable hardship to hard working Nigerians. For the the northern elders to reject one of their own, shows that the know he is incompetent.

The blood and curses of innocent Nigerians will surely be on their head.

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Re: Bidi Akande: Obasanjo, Northern Elites Rejected Buhari’s 2015 Presidential Bid by ORACULUM(m): 5:46am On Dec 13, 2021
Medicine after death..
They should have known better but for selfishness of ethnic bias.

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Re: Bidi Akande: Obasanjo, Northern Elites Rejected Buhari’s 2015 Presidential Bid by HugeDan(m): 5:47am On Dec 13, 2021
Because Baba OBJ saw the future.

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Re: Bidi Akande: Obasanjo, Northern Elites Rejected Buhari’s 2015 Presidential Bid by Stronghold91: 5:48am On Dec 13, 2021
buhari wey don humble obasanjo,
obasanjo better keep silent

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Re: Bidi Akande: Obasanjo, Northern Elites Rejected Buhari’s 2015 Presidential Bid by floss(m): 5:54am On Dec 13, 2021
Interesting
Re: Bidi Akande: Obasanjo, Northern Elites Rejected Buhari’s 2015 Presidential Bid by Bigflamie(m): 6:03am On Dec 13, 2021
Enough of all these Bisi's bullshit lamentations. Tinubu, president of Lagos state isn't even guaranteed any longer.

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Re: Bidi Akande: Obasanjo, Northern Elites Rejected Buhari’s 2015 Presidential Bid by sagitariusbaby(m): 6:04am On Dec 13, 2021
Obasanjo and the Northern elites who worked so hard to stop him behind the closed doors have now been justified in the open. I mean, look at the failure the Yorubas imposed on Nigerians for selfish interests? May the blood of the innocent meaninglessly killed rise against all those that imposed this man on Nigeria.

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Re: Bidi Akande: Obasanjo, Northern Elites Rejected Buhari’s 2015 Presidential Bid by kaymandak(m): 6:08am On Dec 13, 2021
Now that hen has finally come home to roost, we can only pray the hen hatch on time and leave our apartment for us.
Re: Bidi Akande: Obasanjo, Northern Elites Rejected Buhari’s 2015 Presidential Bid by Houseofglam7(f): 6:10am On Dec 13, 2021
undecided
Re: Bidi Akande: Obasanjo, Northern Elites Rejected Buhari’s 2015 Presidential Bid by Mrbenny001: 6:12am On Dec 13, 2021
Was he not vindicated after all
Re: Bidi Akande: Obasanjo, Northern Elites Rejected Buhari’s 2015 Presidential Bid by Oppy2k2: 6:20am On Dec 13, 2021
This man should go and rest jare.


What is all this na, will all this bring back good life and comfort to Nigerians?.
Re: Bidi Akande: Obasanjo, Northern Elites Rejected Buhari’s 2015 Presidential Bid by Nobody: 6:22am On Dec 13, 2021
apc leaders and chieftains who founded the party, including BAT, if they had any iota of dignity would hav called for the resignation of this incompetent govt long ago.

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Re: Bidi Akande: Obasanjo, Northern Elites Rejected Buhari’s 2015 Presidential Bid by JUSTDREY: 6:27am On Dec 13, 2021
Is this another plans by APC to discredit Obasanjo towards next election or why all Akande book targeted Obasanjo, seems this man didn't care about masses but his pocket with the look of things, nothing encouraging has been said in this book, i am waiting for tomorrow headlines if reasonable one will be said about the country.

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Re: Bidi Akande: Obasanjo, Northern Elites Rejected Buhari’s 2015 Presidential Bid by frankson1(m): 6:27am On Dec 13, 2021
joeyswift:
Bisi Akande should hide his face in shame because he played a major role in bringing this plague on Nigerians. If bubu had done well,we would have applauded his "participation"



If Mr Akande was holding any political office, he wouldn't be crying now. They're all the same, dance around together and when it doesn't favour them, turn on themselves.

Na una get time to take sides.

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Re: Bidi Akande: Obasanjo, Northern Elites Rejected Buhari’s 2015 Presidential Bid by clarocuzioo(m): 6:28am On Dec 13, 2021
Buhari has always been a disaster known to all, the more reason Igbos NEVER voted for the dullard.

It was funny how the "SUFFERISTICATED" urchins were trying to demonise the Igbos for not voting the disaster of a president.

Tinubu online urchins were doing everything to make it look as if Buhari is the best thing after sliced bread.

Even some northern elites knew from day one that Buhari will fail and they never wanted him to ascend the throne because he is a disaster.

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Re: Bidi Akande: Obasanjo, Northern Elites Rejected Buhari’s 2015 Presidential Bid by googlepikins: 6:31am On Dec 13, 2021
What's this hyena teeth mouth writing
Re: Bidi Akande: Obasanjo, Northern Elites Rejected Buhari’s 2015 Presidential Bid by OkpaNsukkaisBae(m): 6:37am On Dec 13, 2021
greed
Re: Bidi Akande: Obasanjo, Northern Elites Rejected Buhari’s 2015 Presidential Bid by Cchuks27(m): 6:45am On Dec 13, 2021
h
Re: Bidi Akande: Obasanjo, Northern Elites Rejected Buhari’s 2015 Presidential Bid by NamelessOGBENI(m): 6:46am On Dec 13, 2021
It's getting interesting but foot soldiers were singing 'Buhari is the next best thing after grasshopper' anthem to high heavens..

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Re: Bidi Akande: Obasanjo, Northern Elites Rejected Buhari’s 2015 Presidential Bid by emmanuelbrown26: 6:55am On Dec 13, 2021
I keep saying that West Coast brought this calamity of a man. Even his norther elites knew from the beginning that buhari would fail and he has failed already.
From one of the paragraphs, when baba OBJ told them not to field buhari, Tinubu was not comfortable or happy.
Well, this is the 4x4 the 15million useless zombies supported for, let them enjoy their change.

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Re: Bidi Akande: Obasanjo, Northern Elites Rejected Buhari’s 2015 Presidential Bid by nothingbuttruth: 7:00am On Dec 13, 2021
If there are people who are surprised by this show of shame, I pity them. All these coming from this old fool is to please their slave masters.



Obasanjo publicly endorsed Buhari. First he tore his PDP membership card, he next he avoided Jonathan's campaign train but welcomed buhari group and took pictures with them. Not only that he claimed as a general he believe that he can deliver. Meanwhile that was still the same man he had campaigned against on his two previous attempt.


He did all those things because of Yoruba factor. So this demented old man should just go and rest biko. They can come to media to ass-lick the dirty yansh of buhari just beacuse they want to foist tinubu on nigeria.



Ndi ara.

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Re: Bidi Akande: Obasanjo, Northern Elites Rejected Buhari’s 2015 Presidential Bid by Ganzoh: 7:04am On Dec 13, 2021
This man is something else you are from osun where you governed and you are launching book in lagos are you saying your state is not developed enough for you to launch your book?....kettle calling pot black

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