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2023: Asiwaju Bola Tinubu Had Refused Osinbajo Becoming Vice Presidential Candidate In 2015 Because He Didn’t Want Him To Benefit After Opposing A Muslim-Muslim Ticket.


Sources have disclosed what transpired in 2015 between the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Muhammadu Buhari and Professor Yemi Osinbajo, with Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

According to information, “It was the former Governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and Chief Bisi Akande, who supported Osinbajo. Asiwaju had suggested it initially on a theoretical basis but actually wanted the job himself. On the eve of the deadline, the then Presidential candidate, President Buhari said he couldn’t do Muslim-Muslim ticket and Asiwaju was enraged, even as Mr. President walked out on him as there was an altercation between them.

Chief Bisi Akande, Aregbesola and Comrade Oshiomhole were around. The President called Amosun to narrate the altercation as he left Asiwaju’s house

“Asiwaju had stopped pushing for President Yemi Osinbajo, because he opposed the Muslim-Muslim tickets when Asiwaju set up a small team to consider the possibility and how it could fly Muslim-Muslim tickets.

“So, after the President left Asiwaju’s house in Abuja, Aregbe told Asiwaju it has to be Osinbajo. Asiwaju said no, he doesn’t want Osinbajo to benefit after he had opposed Muslim- Muslim ticket. Aregbe insisted, and with Akande’s encouragement sent Osinbajo’s name. By then Amosun had also joined at Asiwaju’s house. Chief Akande signed the paper and sent it to the President. 

This narrative was captured in Prof. John Paden’s book: “Muhammadu Buhari”— The Challenges of Leadership in Nigeria”.


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