SAN FRANCISCO, December 05, (THEWILL) – A chieftain of the APC, Bola Tinubu, has refused to lead the national campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari for the 2019 presidential elections.
National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has refused to lead the national campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari for the 2019 presidential elections.
A source told Daily Independent that Tinubu said while he will do everything to ensure Buhari is re-elected, he wants to focus his attention on the South-West region.
THEWILL recalls that Tinubu played a crucial role in President Buhari’s election in 2015. Soon after the elections, he, however, fell out of favour with the president’s men who were referred to as the Abuja boys.
According to the source, “Tinubu has politely rejected the request to lead President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign for the 2019 elections. Rather he has chosen to focus his attention more on the South-West.
“We don’t really know the reason for this but we have feelers that he seems unsure of what the fate of APC may be in the presidential elections and as such wants to secure his base in the South-West first.
“I also heard that he wants to concentrate his efforts on assisting his candidates. In Ogun, Governor Amosun has withdrawn support for Dapo Abiodun, who is Tinubu’s loyalist.
“He will also be actively involved in trying to retain Lagos for APC especially given the fact that Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the party’s candidate is contesting against a Jimi Agbaje, who is an experienced politician.”