By Ola Adeola
Bola Tinubu, influential leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, is unlikely to leave the party while President Muhammadu Buhari is still a member, said Mallam Mohammed Lawal.
Lawal, a party chieftain and former Deputy Director, Coordination and Implementation of the APC Presidential Campaign Office in 2015, allegedly spoke to the Punch, dismissing an allegation that President Buhari and Tinubu are at loggerhead. The report also quoted Lawal as saying Tinubu has enjoyed patronage and benefitted from the Buhari government.
“Tinubu is not complaining and he has benefitted from this government. People are complaining on behalf of Tinubu in order to drive a wedge between him and the President.
“Tinubu has said he has no plan to form any mega party and even the Chairman of the PDP’s Board of Trustees has said he hasn’t spoken to Tinubu in over three years but people just don’t want to accept the truth. For God’s sake, people should leave the man alone.
“Tinubu is going nowhere. He and Buhari are like Siamese twins and no one can separate them politically. Tinubu will only leave the APC if the President leaves the APC.”