Tinubu asks Obasanjo, Babangida to leave Buhari alone

Tinubu refuses to speak on 2019 presidential ticket for Buhari

All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has asked former President Olusegun Obasanjo and former military president, General Ibrahim Babangida, to leave President Muhammadu Buhari alone.

Obasanjo in his open letter has advised Buhari not to seek re-election.

Babangida, in his open letter which he later disowned, also asked Buhari no to join the 2019 presidential race.

But Tinubu, speaking to the State House correspondents, after a meeting with Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, urged both Obasanjo and Buhari to allow Nigeria to move forward.

While saying he does not address “those shadows,” the former Lagos State governor urged Obasanjo and Babangida to allow the present crop of leaders to move the country forward.

“I don’t address those shadows. We should let our former Presidents join retirees’ club and take pensions but they can participate in our politics if they are interested.

“It is a free world but this freedom is not served a la carte. They should allow us to move our country forward. It is a challenge to every Nigerian,” he said.

He asked them to return to partisan politics, if they are still interested in politics.


Tinubu said APC is better positioned to win the 2019 presidential poll, which according to him, will be conducted in a most transparent and democratic manner.

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