What I said about the Buhari presidency – Tinubu

Presidential hopeful and national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Tinubu Ballhas tried to bring clarity to his comments about being responsible for making Muhammadu Buhari the president of Nigeria. In a statement on Friday, Tinubu said the media had subjected his remarks in Abeokuta, Ogun state, to “serious misinterpretation.” “To a certain extent, the misinterpretations may be somewhat innocent given that I spoke in Yoruba,” Tinubu said. “Those who do not understand the nuances of this subtle and richly layered language may have inadvertently but mistakenly missed the true meaning of what I said while attempting to translate my statement. “Instead of weighing what I said carefully, they translated it so quickly and therefore inaccurately in an attempt to meet media deadlines. “Of course, there are also those who knew better but passed on these inaccuracies because sensationalism suits their political purposes.” Addressing Ogun State APC delegates on Thursday ahead of the party’s presidential primaries next week, Mr. Tinubu spoke about his role in Mr. Buhari’s presidency. “If it wasn’t for me, who supported Buhari, he wouldn’t have become president,” he said. “He tried the first time, he failed, the second time, he failed, the third time, he failed, he even cried on national TV and promised not to compete again, but I went to see him in Kaduna and told him he would run again. , I will be by your side and you will win, but you must not joke with the Yorubas and he agreed. “Since he became president, I have never had ministerial appointments, I have not received any contract, I have never begged him for anything, it is Yoruba’s turn, it is my turn.” Mr Tinubu’s comments were accompanied by heated responses from Nigerians with many saying they were disrespectful. But in his reaction on Friday, the former Lagos state governor said his respect and regard for Mr Buhari is “high and unfailing”. Read Mr. Tinubu’s full statement below: I HAVE GREAT RESPECT AND RESPECT FOR PRESIDENT BUHARI We have entered the primary season meat. Sensationalism and deliberate inaccuracy tend to sideline the truth at such times. I make this statement so that truth and accuracy may have a chance. It is important that people really know what I said and where I stand. Any opinion you have of me is your right to do. But let it be based on the truth and not on falsehood or reckless exaggeration. There have been serious misunderstandings in some sections of the media regarding the comments I made on Thursday in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun state. To a certain extent, the misinterpretations may be somewhat innocent given that I spoke in Yoruba. Those who do not understand the nuances of this richly layered and subtly language may have inadvertently but mistakenly missed the true meaning of what I said when attempting to translate my statement. Instead of weighing what I said carefully, they translated it so quickly and therefore inaccurately in an attempt to meet media deadlines. Of course, there are also those who knew better but passed on these inaccuracies because sensationalism suits their political purposes. ALSO READ: UPDATED: After Buhari, ‘it’s my turn’ – Tinubu Once again, such propaganda and disinformation becomes a daily occurrence in the heat of the political season. Let’s just say what needs to be said. My opponents want to present a narrative that I made disrespectful comments to President Muhammadu Buhari in the hope that such a narrative would convince President Buhari to oppose my aspirations regarding the upcoming primaries. President Buhari is an experienced and accomplished leader. I don’t think he will fall for the tricks of those people. Let me also erase any doubts. My respect and respect for President Buhari as the Commander-in-Chief of this nation and as a person are high and unwavering. I will never denigrate it. I certainly didn’t in Abeokuta. We have been political partners for a long time and I hope that the association will continue in the future. I wouldn’t do anything to put him in danger. I think our party is the best hope for the nation to straighten up. I think I have a bigger future role than the one I have now. I also believe that President Buhari has a continuing and important role to play even after his term as President ends. In fact, I always supported the president and his administration. Even when the administration has come under intense criticism, my feet have always been firmly planted in defense of the president. The president personally nominated me to coordinate his 2019 re-election campaign. He did it not because I objected or because I was indifferent. He did it because I was firmly with him in 2015 and since then I have been firmly by his side. When I publicly announced my aspiration to seek the party’s nomination for the upcoming presidential election, I stressed that my strategic goal was to build on the foundation laid by the Buhari administration. In fact, I think I was the first candidate to inform President Buhari of his presidential intention. It was a sign of the respect I have for him and his office. It is unthinkable that I would sprinkle the leader of the party that I hope to be the next standard-bearer for. There is no point in doing something so indelicate and unseemly. In Abeokuta I spoke about the unwarranted attacks against me that have been part of the campaign of others. I also told the story of the party for those whose memory needs repair. There are many who had no role in the birth of the APC and its many victories. Now that the party has risen to the political top, they want to claim credit for something they had no part in. However, this cannot be said of President Buhari. I am proud of my role in the rise of the APC and its electoral successes. But President Buhari, of course, is the main driver of this success. He was elected president twice. He has borne the brunt of national governance for seven years. Nothing can rival that. I wouldn’t dare underestimate what he has done and what he has meant to the party and the nation. President Buhari is a Nigerian patriot, a man of integrity. These qualities earned him tremendous mass support leading to electoral victory in 2015 and 2019. I am proud to have been his partner in the political merger that became APC and to make history by unseating a sitting president for the first time. in Niger. I make no apologies for seeking the party’s nomination. I believe that I have something important to offer Nigeria that the other applicants do not, although I see them as good and committed Nigerians in their own right. Although I want this position, there are certain things I will not do and certain lines I will not cross. I will never put myself down by denigrating the president or his office. I dare not seek a position and disrespect him at the same time. My aspiration to be President of Nigeria is based on my desire to serve the nation and not on any personal entitlement to high office. The government of this nation is a sacred and solemn duty. It should not be given as a favor to someone who is not qualified nor should people be motivated so that personal reasons prevent the most qualified person from reaching the position. The welfare of more than 200 million souls is at stake. May we all realize this and act accordingly. I only wish equal conditions for all applicants and compliance with the stipulated rules and due process. If in the fairness of such a process, I do not emerge as the party’s candidate, I will have no complaints regarding an honest primary and will accept the fair result as a true Democrat. Asiwaju Ball Tinubu June 3, 2022. SEE: Governor Yahaya Bello’s roadmap to Hope 2023 Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; What I said about the Buhari presidency – Tinubu