The former Lagos State governor and the leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu has said that his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari has nothing to do with Obasanjo’s statement.
Tinubu in a statement by Tunde Rahman, his spokesman, said the meeting was one of Buhari’s usual meetings with the party leaders.
“Today’s visit by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Chief Bisi Akande to the Presidential Villa was scheduled last week,” the statement read.
“President Buhari periodically schedules talks with Asiwaju Tinubu and Baba Akande, as he does with other Nigerians and APC figures, to discuss substantive issues pertaining to the governance of the country and matters concerning the party.
“This visit was one such meeting. As such, the meeting had nothing to do with the statement of former President Obasanjo.
“It is totally unconnected. At the time of the meeting, Asiwaju Tinubu and Baba Akande were even unaware that President Obasanjo had released his statement.”
Just back from Liberia, former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday threw another bombshell and asked President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek re-election in 2019.
In a special press statement entitled, “The Way Out: A Clarion Call for Coalition for Nigeria Movement”, Obasanjo claimed Buhari has performed far below expectation and should honourably “dismount from the horse”.
Obasanjo urged the President to join the league of the country’s former leaders whose “experience, influence, wisdom and outreach can be deployed on the side line for the good of the country.”
Obasanjo, a two-term president on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said he felt disappointed by Buhari, whom he supported during the 2015 election over then incumbent and candidate of his former party, Goodluck Jonathan