Aminu Tambuwal has fired back at the allegations of the national leader of the All Progressives’ Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, that he dumped the party because he could not challenge President Muhammadu Buhari for the presidency.
He further accused Tinubu of exposing the APC’s refusal to maintain a level-playing field for all its members with his statement.
He was quoted to have said, “If I wanted to and if the Presidency is what Ahmed Tinubu thinks I defected, I could contest with President Buhari under the APC. I have what it takes to have contested with Mr. President.
“Tinubu tried to rock the boat when he was denied Buhari’s vice Presidency. He thinks every other person could behave his way.
“If I wanted to contest under the APC as president, I could have done so and only the votes could have produced a winner.
“In any case, Tinubu is confessing that there is no level-playing ground for all members of the APC; that there is no internal democracy in it and that some people were denied their right to internal democracy.”
In his statement, Tinubu also alleged that Tambuwal’s reason for leaving the APC was also due to the party’s refusal to promise him an automatic ticket for re-election as Sokoto governor. However, the governor denied that automatic ticket had any impact on his decision.
“I adduced reasons of my defection to the PDP. The reasons are still on record. Automatic ticket by the APC is certainly not part of that,” he said.
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