National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has described former president Olusegun Obasanjo as a busy body and an election rigger who does not know what democracy means.
Tinubu, who spoke yesterday in Abuja at the end of the All Progressives Congress, APC, national convention, said Obasanjo has no moral justification and democratic credentials to advise President Muhammadu Buhari against re-contesting for the presidency in 2019.
His words, “One uncle back then who had being a general himself and who had being an elected president, I call him election rigger, he had the effrontery to say Buhari must not run again, in which party? Thank God he is not a member of our party.”
“Let us compare the two of you. The man had the temerity to write a letter, not to the post office. We said, ‘no; we are not using the post office like that anymore, we are now using email. Your letter is not delivered, you are analogue’.
“If he had the temerity to say Buhari must not run again, in which party? Thank God he is not a member of our party, we hold our future in our hands. What is your business, busybody? Unfortunately, he has torn the card of his previous party, his own legacy. So, he has none anymore.
“Now we have a General that they asked me not to follow. They said if you call yourself a democrat, don’t follow this man. I said I am not mad enough to listen to your lies. Thank you Muhammadu Buhari for the job you are doing up till today.
“You have not set half of the records of this General who is not a democrat. He does not know the meaning of democracy. You have not tried to dismantle the national assembly and impeach or remove a governor with six out of 38 members. You have not done criminal assault on democracy and they are writing letters.”
Tinubu maintained that APC showed internal democracy in its change of leadership at the national convention that took place at the Eagles’ square, pointing out that contrary to the assertion of naysayers, the party did not “explode” at the elective convention.