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Tinubu Escaped Obasanjo’s Electoral Massacre — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Lagos, said that the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu escaped former President, Olusegun Obasanjo’s political massacre in 2003.

Gatekeepers News reports tha the President said this in Nigeria’s commercial capital at the Public Presentation of former Osun State Governor and APC leader, Bisi Akande’s new autobiography.

“It is common knowledge that Akande was the victim – along with other AD (Action for Democracy) Governors – of a diabolical double-cross which ended his gubernatorial career. Only the steadfast Asiwaju Bola Tinubu escaped the electoral massacre masterminded by President Obasanjo.

”Desperately disappointed though he was, and being a good Muslim, he accepted this setback as part of the trials of life. He looked to the future of service to the country,” the President said.

In 2003, Obasanjo’s PDP clinched all Southwest states which was originally held by the defunct AD excluding Lagos State.

Buhari made the remark in his terse address at the Public Presentation of the book “My Participations.”

The launch was held at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Other personalities who graced the occasion were: All Progressives Congress, APC, National Leader, and former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Governor of Osun State, Adegboyega Oyetola and Speaker Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa.

Former Ogun State Governor, Gbenga Daniel, Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola represented by his son, Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, represented by his deputy, Nasir Yusuf Gawuna, Governor of Kwara State, Abdulraham Abdulrasak, Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi.

Others include Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, Senator Tokunbo Abiru, Senator Solomon Adeola, representing Lagos Senatorial West, Opeyemi Bamidele, Governor of Yobe State, Mai-Mala Buni, Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, Senator Ganiyu Olanrewaju Solomon, Senator Tokunbo Afikuyomi, members of the Lagos State Executive Council, and Executives of Bola Ahmed Tinubu supporters Group.

Others were Women for South West Agenda for Asiwaju (SWAGA), Lagos State, a delegation from Osun State, the traditional ruler of Lagos, Oba Rilwanu Akiolu I, represented by his chiefs.

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