Tinubu Dismisses Allegation That He Backed Buhari Against Osinbajo For His 2023 Presidential Interest |RN

Former governor of Lagos state, APC national chairman, Alhaji Bola Ahmed Tinubu

Former Lagos governor and national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has dismissed speculation that he was working against Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, over 2023 presidency.

He said this in reaction to the latest actions taken by President Muhammadu Buhari allegedly targeted at his deputy.

President Muhammadu Buhari reportedly met recently with Tinubu and Chief Bisi Akande, former APC Interim National Chairman of the APC.

He reportedly complained about certain actions of the Vice President, and allegedly asked the duo to prevail on Osinbajo to resign his appointment from the cabinet.

According to the Sunday Independent, while Akande was said to have opposed resignation, Tinubu allegedly supported the President and claimed that nothing was wrong with Osinbajo quitting if found to be culpable.

Reacting, Tinubu’s spokesman, Tunde Rahman, denied rift between his principal and Osinbajo.

“There is no truth in the allegation that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is against the Vice President. There is nothing stopping the Vice President from nursing a presidential ambition. If he wants to run, let him run.

“We are all watching and waiting. It is all a bundle of lies that Asiwaju Tinubu is unhappy about that. People are just politicising the situation. Tinubu cannot muscle his own boy in any way”, he said.

Last Thursday, Osinbajo stated that the Economic Management Team (EMT) which he heads was not scrapped or dissolved by the president.

Buhari had on Monday, constituted an Economic Advisory Council (EAC), which is widely believed would take over the functions of the EMT.

In response to an enquiry from the National Economic Council (NEC), which comprises the 36 state governors, the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), among others, Osinbajo noted that both councils were for the benefit of the President.

He added that, “If NEC want to be briefed regularly by the Economic Advisory Council, EAC, we will request the President to do that”.

Osinbajo explained to the council that such interaction will promote synergy.

Speaking to newsmen after the meeting, Gov. Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State, confirmed that he and his colleagues discussed Buhari’s new team with the VP.

“And the vice president explained that those councils are advisory for the benefit of the President while NEC is established by the constitution, they are to complement one another.

“He added that NEC could be briefed regularly on the activities of the Economic Advisory Council with the permission of the president,” he added.

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BREAKING: I Will Shut Down Buhari’s Government, If Aso Rock Cabal Gets Too Arrogant-Saraki Spits Fire


Senate president, Dr Bukola Saraki

I will shut down Buhari’s government in 72 hours, if Aso cabal pushes me to the wall with their arroagance and disobdience towards the rules and legislators, an infuriated senate president Dr Bukola Saraki spits fire.

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has reacted to the letter written by Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Babachir Lawal, to the Senate Committee on the Humanitarian Crisis in North-East.
Saraki, who spoke through the Senate Spokesman, Sabi Abdullahi, stated that Lawal’s letter stating that he would not appear before the Senate Committee, because he had gone to court to challenge his invitation, implied that the Legislature can equally go to court to stop the entire government headed by President Muhammadu Buhari, from working.
Recall, that the refusal of the SGF to appear before the Senate, came barely a few hours when the Customs Comptroller-General, Hammed Ali, had also declined to appear before the Senate, claiming that it would be subjudice for him to return to the Senate in uniform, since a Legal Practitioner had asked the Federal High Court, Abuja, to restrain the National Assembly from compelling him to wear uniform in the performance of his duties.
According to the Senate Spokesman, Nigeria’s democracy was heading towards total destruction, because of the refusal of the cabals in Aso Rock to honour Legislative summons.
Saraki said: “We are performing our constitutional mandate, and if anybody is going to court to stop us, then what it means is that we should all go to court and stop the entire government from working.
“That is exactly what we are saying; that if this (refusal to honour Legislative summons) continues to happen, then goodbye to democracy. It means I can even go to court to stop you from doing your work.
“We will see how that will continue to play out, and I think this is the end of democracy in Nigeria if that continues to play out.”
Is this what APC plan to do when they promised ‘change’?

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