How I saved Tinubu’s political career — Atiku

How I saved Tinubu’s political career — Atiku


“Truth be told, it was Tinubu that actually benefited
immensely from Atiku’s goodwill. But for Atiku’s support, hinged on his
pro-democracy instincts and rule of law, Tinubu’s tenure as governor of Lagos
would have been rough with a wide possibility of termination of his political


 “For some time, and
especially leading up to the 2023 election, there has been a deliberate attempt
to distort the history of the politics of the early 4th Republic by ascribing
the AC, the political platform that Atiku ran in 2007 as Tinubu’s party.


“Nothing can be further from the truth. Vice President
Shettima, obviously carried away with the euphoria of the unveiling of his
official residence as Vice President, repeated the same lie.


“Shettima needs to be reminded that Atiku did not run under
the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), but Action Congress (AC). AC came out of
a coalition of ACD (Advance Congress of Democrats), formed by mainly PDM
members and other associates and Tinubu’s faction of AD.”


According to him, President Tinubu was not in a position to
lend the platform to Atiku “as erroneously being suggested, as he (Atiku) was
nominated by all the delegates from all the states.”


He then went further to name the delegates to the primaries
of the election that threw up the former Vice President as the party’s
presidential candidate to include Atiku Abubakar himself, Lawal Keita, Amb.
Yahaya Kwande, Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo, Alexis Anielo, Titi Ajanaku, former
Governor Rasheed Ladoja, Chief Tom Ikimi, and Chief Dapo Sarumi.


Others he said were Chief Sergeant Awuse, Alh. Lawan, Dr.
Chris Ngige, Prof Ango Abdulahi, Dr Farouk Abdul Azeez, Chief Audu Ogbeh, Chief
Ejiofor Onyia, and Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, among others.


He added that from Tinubu’s Alliance for Democracy were
Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Chief Segun Osoba, Chief Adebayo Adefarati, and Chief Bisi
Akande, among others.

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