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Buhari could face APC challengers in 2019 elections – Tinubu

[dropcap]N[/dropcap]ational Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday said that the ruling APC party is yet to endorse President Muhammadu Buhari as its sole candidate for the forthcoming 2019 presidential election.

Tinubu’s statement was against the recent endorsement of President Muhammadu  Buhari as the sole candidate of the APC for the 2019 election by the APC governors, led by Imo governor, Rochas Okorocha.

“No governors can appropriate the power of endorsement to themselves. Buhari is a believer in the process. The Buhari, I know, believes in the rule of law, he said in Akure during a meeting with leaders of the pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, the Afenifere, at the residence of the leader of the organisation, Pa. Reuben Fasoranti.

“What you are hearing is just a campaign by other people who might like to do so. Buhari has not excluded anybody, and he has not infringed on anybody’s ambition if there is. We can not be sycophantic about it.

Tinubu, who was at the meeting with the Governor of Ondo State, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, his deputy, Mr. Agboola Ajayi and the Acting Chairman of the APC in the state, Mr. Ade Ademehin, said Buhari was a man who believed in normal democratic process and the rule of law.

“I am in Akure to acknowledge the leadership of Pa Fasoranti in our own race, as a great leader of the Omoluabi. In this evening, we want him to be happy, he has been a great leader in his youth”, Tinubu said.




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