Tinubu refuses to speak on 2019 presidential ticket for Buhari

Tinubu refuses to speak on 2019 presidential ticket for Buhari

APC leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has refused to join the discourse within the party, on the 2019 presidential poll ticket for President Muhammadu Buhari.

Tinubu, who was in Abuja for the meeting of APC national caucus, gives this indication, after a meeting with Buhari ahead of the meeting.

Buhari and the former Lagos State governor, met behind close door at the Presidential villa, Abuja, shortly before the take-off the APC national caucus meeting on Monday night.

State House correspondents, after the meeting, asked Tinubu to speak on comments by some of the party leaders on a second term in office for Buhari.

Tinubu sharply replied the correspondents not to ask him such a question, but said the APC government is on course.

He simply responded, “Don’t discuss that one with me.”

Tinubu said his discussion with Buhari which was about the country and leadership was fruitful and productive.

Already, some of the party leaders including Governors Nasir el-Rufai, Samuel Ortom and Ibikunle Amosun, have canvassed for a second term in office for Buhari.

But the party’s former interim national chairman, Chief Bisi Akande, said APC 2019 presidential ticket is open to any member of the party.

Earlier, President Muhammadu Buhari had met with the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and House of Representatives speaker, Yakubu Dogara.

The meeting took place at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, ahead of the meeting of APC National Caucus on Tuesday night.

Also in attendance at the meeting was the APC national chairman, Chief John Odigie Oyegun.

They refused to talk to state house correspondents after the meeting.


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