Monday, 16 March 2015

Fayos Warns North About Tinubu's Political Ambition



Fayos Warns North About Tinubu's Political Ambition

The governor who spoke through his special assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, warned northerners to beware of the leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Bola Tinubu.


Fayose, who described the former Lagos governor and national leader of the APC as a politician with a trait of selling anyone out to achieve political gains, insisted that Tinubu was not honest in his support for the party’s presidential candidate, Major General Mohammadu Buhari (rtd).
The governor further stated that knowing Buhari’s age, state of health and mental capability, Tinubu is only using him to achieve his target of high-jacking power from the north.
“A man who could sell out his own party candidates can sell out anyone given the right prize and political gains. Tinubu said with his own mouth at Onikan Stadium, Lagos, on Sunday, that he was instrumental to the victory of President Goodluck Jonathan in the 2011 general elections,” Fayose said.
According to him, Tinubu was quoted as saying; “in 2011, I helped Jonathan become president because he made us believe he was a breath of fresh air.”
Fayose explained that the implication of Tinubu’s statement is that he sold out the Action Congress of Nigeria ( ACN) presidential candidate, Malam Nuhu Ribadu in 2011 just the way he sold out the Action Congress, AC, presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in 2007.

“That to me is treachery and on this issue of Buhari and the March 28 presidential election, I am saying again that the north should beware. The north should know that Tinubu’s support for Buhari is a Greek gift. Tinubu only wants to corner the economy of Nigeria using Buhari, because he knows that he (Buhari) is weak and even at 41, his military government was run by his deputy, Tunde Idiagbon. Therefore, now that the Almighty Allah has made Tinubu to confess that he traded off Ribadu in 2011, I am calling on our brothers and sisters from the north to beware of this political merchant who is only out to shortchange the north for his own gains,” Fayose said.
Meanwhile, Fayose recently explained that there are tendencies clearly indicating that Buhari, the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, will lose the elections.
Recall that the APC in Ekiti State has also raised the alarm over alleged plan by Governor Ayodele Fayose to arrest the party leaders before presidential election.