Tinubu Accuses Obasanjo of playing politics with letter to Buhari
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Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress is unhappy with the letter written by former President Olusegun Obasanjo saying it is politically motivated
BOLA Ahmed Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State and the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has accused former President Olusegun Obasanjo of playing politics with his open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari recently.
Tinubu said if Obasanjo had been sincere he would have used his unfettered access to the president to talk about the issues he raised in the letter.
Speaking in an interview with journalists when he visited Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, he said: “They both had the same background. So, I believe that would have been the conversation of retired military heads of state.
“They have unfettered access to each other, either through the Council of State or via any other means. He could see the President privately.
“He (Obasanjo) was also his (Buhari) senior in the army. I think Obasanjo was playing politics with the public letter. That is all I see.
“They also met at the African Union meeting. He has a way of discussing with the president any time he wants.”
Tinubu, who was in company with the pioneer, Bisi Akande, national chairman of the APC, at the Government House Owerri, on Friday, February 2, however, said the time was not ripe to comment on the coalition government which Obasanjo had proposed.
On what brought him to Owerri, Tinubu said, “I am here to see a very good friend of mine, the governor, Owelle Okorocha, who happens to be the governor of APC state and then pay respect to the gentleman, nationalist, great leader of our generation.”
– Feb. 2, 2018 @ 16:16 GMT |