2019: Defections Wont Affect APC’s Fortunes, Says Tinubu
National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has described those who defected from the ruling party to opposition political parties as “saboteurs.”
Tinubu who spoke at a “stakeholders consultative meeting” at the party secretariat in Lagos, yesterday said the defections would not affect the fortunes of the party in the general election.
The former Lagos State governor said the victory of party’s candidates in by-elections in Bauchi, Kogi, Katsina and the Ekiti governorship election are indications that the party was still solid. He said the party would record another victory in Osun State next month because he has confidence in Governor Rauf Aregbesola who laid a solid foundation for the state. “We have seen the good work he is doing in Osun,” he added.
Tinubu took a swipe at former President Olusegun Obasanjo for saying Nigerians should not support President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election bid, saying the former president did not utilize the eight years he spent in power to lay a solid foundation for Nigeria.
He said foundation is crucial to any building and that it was the foundation his team laid during his tenure that made it possible for former Governor Babatunde Fashola and Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to succeed.
He added that if Obasanjo had laid a good foundation in Abuja, Nigeria would not be in such a deplorable state. “He did not lay a good foundation and he is accussing President Buhari of performing below par.”