Tinubu writes to Buhari, thanks the president for not choosing a successor

All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Bola Tinubu thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for being a neutral participant in the party’s primaries that took place from June 6-8. In a letter to the president, Tinubu said that ahead of the presidential primaries, candidates and party leaders had pleaded with Buhari to choose his successor. “This is naturally expected especially in African democracy,” said Tinubu, a former Lagos governor who held the primary. “Until June 6, 2022, the day of the APC presidential primaries, all of Nigeria, including myself, was waiting for you to announce your preferred candidate. We all thought and believed that this was a very simple matter. “However, it was only when the primary went into the evening and when the candidates took the podium and spoke that I fully and truly appreciated their position and stance to be neutral and not aligned with any of us.” Read Mr. Tinubu’s letter below: Dear Mr President, DEEP THANKS I bring you a sincere fraternal greeting and congratulations on the successful conclusion of the extraordinary Presidential Convention of our great party, the Congress of all progressives (APC). On behalf of my wife, Oluremi, and my entire family, I want to express my sincere thanks for the very special and personal letter of congratulations you sent me. I am deeply honored. Her words in that letter were reassuring, revitalizing, and revitalizing. Your Excellency, one must admire the sense of purpose, composure and maturity you displayed in the weeks and months leading up to our great party’s primary election. As hopefuls and party leaders, we all pleaded with you to “pick” your successor. Naturally, this is especially expected in African democracy. Until June 6, 2022, the day of the APC presidential primaries, all of Nigeria, including myself, was waiting for you to announce your preferred candidate. We all thought and believed that this was a very simple matter. Tinubu Ball [PHOTO CREDIT: @officialABAT]However, it was only when the primary went into the evening and when the candidates took the podium and spoke that I fully and truly appreciated their position and stance of being neutral and not aligned with any of us. As the first person to speak, I also had the special advantage of listening carefully, without any distraction, to what the other candidates had to say. As the hours passed that night, it became clear to me that we were all his preferred candidates. As you rightly captured in your letter, the “spirit” of 2013 and 2014 when we created and built APC was there for all to see. In his letter and in our many meetings over the years, he fondly recalled the brotherly attitude in the days and months before and after the formation of the APC, when we all worked day and night to create, sustain and nurture our nascent movements. to make them believable. opposition party and ultimately become the ruling party. That time, no one spoke of a tribe; nobody talked about religion. That was not what drove us. We were driven by a common desire to save and transform Nigeria. One by one, I saw my colleagues and partners take the podium, filled with the same passion and patriotic zeal they had in 2013/2014, presenting their ideas on how to build on their successful legacy. Back then, as now, we were from all over the country, from all tribes and all religions. We all had deep and strong personal ties with you. We were together back then and our ties have remained strong until now. Mr. President, as the night of June 6 turned into the morning of June 7, I fully understood and appreciated your position. “You belonged to everyone in the party and you did not belong to any of the individual candidates in the party.” A true leader, brother and friend. Mr. President, delegates from all over the country nominated me humble myself to be their candidate. I must admit that my nomination would not have become a reality without your support and that of party leaders across the country. Indeed, as I reflect on my political journey, most of the 2022 APC presidential hopefuls, members of the Progressive Governors Forum, and leaders and members of the National Assembly had a role to play in my successes and achievements thus far. the moment. I will forever be grateful to them for shaping my political journey through the decades. I want to assure you that I will continue to work with them in the future. My emergence as a candidate is also a victory for them. I have met with most of them in the last few days and will continue these commitments as we plan for the general election. Mr. President, APC is united and will remain united as we move towards the general election. I take note of the message you sent to all presidential candidates in your Democracy Day address to the nation on June 12, 2022. Our country is going through a very sensitive period and no one should put their personal wishes before those of the nation. Peace and prosperity. As you said, the “message we set at the top will be replicated to our followers”. At this point, I will take this opportunity to assure Your Excellency of my commitment to running an issue-focused campaign as we move towards the general election. I will personally contact candidates from other political parties to urge them to do the same. Voters should elect us based on our policies, programs, and projects. By the grace of God, we as candidates will avoid having divisive, destructive and disruptive campaigns. I will conclude by thanking you once again for being there for all of us. By the grace of God and with his leadership, guidance and support, I am confident that we will lead our great party, the APC, to victory in the February 2023 general election. We will ride on the back of your successes. We will build on the foundation of transparency and integrity that you have laid. Mr. President, together, side by side, in the spirit of 2014, we will win and Nigeria will move towards a progressive, peaceful and prosperous future. Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu APC Presidential Candidate Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Tinubu writes to Buhari, thanks the president for not choosing a successor