- The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is set to launch his memoirs on the 2015 election
- Tinubu disclosed this on Friday, April 28 in Lagos through his media aide, Tunde Rahman
- The comment was made at the book launch of “Against the Run of Play”, a book authored by veteran journalist, Olusegun Adeniyi
The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is set to launch his memoirs on the 2015 election, The Punch reports.
Tinubu disclosed this on Friday, April 298 in Lagos through his media aide, Tunde Rahman, who represented him at the book launch of “Against the Run of Play”, a book authored by veteran journalist, Olusegun Adeniyi.
Tinubu stated that he was working on a book that would detail how his party removed former President Goodluck Jonathan from office.
The former governor of Lagos played an instrumental role in the merger of the Action Congress of Nigeria, Congress for Progressive Change and All Nigeria Peoples Party to form the APC that presented President Muhammadu Buhari as candidate in 2015.
Buhari went on to defeat then incumbent president, Goodluck Jonathan, in what became the first power transition from one politcal party to another in Nigeria's young democracy.
He said people should not dwell on his loss of the vice-presidential seat but on the achievements of Osinbajo, whom he had nominated for the position.
His words: “Some have said that they will tell their story, Asiwaju is also working on his own book to tell his account of what transpired.
“To tell how he was able to mould the APC to the extent that it was able to unseat an incumbent president for the first time in the history of our contemporary politics.
“The account of what transpired as told by Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the book and as presented in some newspapers is not about him losing the vice-presidency and the eventual vice-president emerging, as the reviewer has put it.
“Asiwaju spoke in greater context in that book, and when people are making comments, they should speak with the context in which he spoke. If they are saying that Asiwaju lost the vice-presidency and that a vice-president emerged, where did he emerge from? Who nominated the vice-president?
“I’d like to say that even the vice-president has said on some occasions that a certain political leader from the South-West nominated him for the job and we all know who that is.
“That nomination has been a very good choice from all the wonderful things the vice-president has been doing.”
Meanwhile, a former governor of Niger state, Babangida Aliyu has revealed why the North opposed Jonathan’s re-election bid in 2015.
Aliyu said the North backed out because Jonathan reneged on his promise to govern for only one term of four years.
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