Wife of the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, has decried that her husband was “trashed” despite all his efforts towards ensuring that the then opposition party won the 2015 elections.
Newsworth recalls that President Muhammadu Buhari recently gave Tinubu an assignment to reconcile aggrieved party members ahead of the 2019 general elections, a task the former Lagos governor has since begun.
But his wife, who represents Lagos central senatorial district at the Senate, on Monday featured on Your View, a breakfast show of TVC, where she alleged that Tinubu was sidelined after the elections.
Disclosing that she was forced to discourage her husband from his continued loyalty to the Presidency and the APC, she said the party leader was always harping on the development of the country.
“He was campaigning, I did too. We were running three campaigns in my house. And for him to be trashed like that? But I saw somebody who has love for this country. I hate to speak because when I stand in the front of God, I don’t want, because of this man, go to hell.
“Occasionally, I would chip in and I would say, ‘You’re still helping out? Why are you helping out?’ He would say, ‘This country matters to me more’,” Mrs. Tinubu said.
Wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha Buhari, had lamented that those who worked for her husband to get into power had been sidelined in the scheme of things under the current administration with those who didn’t contribute to her husband’s victory now calling the shots.
Mrs. Tinubu however went on to state that despite the massive criticisms the Buhari-led administration was now grappling with, the President remained “the candidate to beat” in next year’s election.
“Change takes only one person to champion. And you need leadership. For me, Buhari is still the candidate to beat. Leadership is inspirational. Management is technical. If you have all the degrees and you’re smart and savvy, it is not about leadership. How many people are you inspiring?
“And Buhari, how many years has he been there? I am not campaigning for him. I am not; because I have looked at the dynamics; the poor still trust him. I will tell you: when it comes to integrity, Buhari has it. I don’t know about now,” she stated.