14 February, 2018
2019: APC ‘ll remain ruling party – Tinubu
Asiwaju Tinubu who expressed this after a shut entryway meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, likewise told former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and General Ibrahim Babangida who as of late prompted President Buhari not to challenge the 2019 election to go home and make the most of their retiree club and benefits.
The former Lagos State senator joined by the pioneer break administrator of APC, Chief Bisi Akande said that the worry of each Nigerian now was on the best way to fabricate an imposing nation.
While handling question on the odds of the APC to win the 2019 presidential election, he stated, "You are making a conspicuous inquiry. I have a place with this party. My dedication is for this party. We have a superior shot and we are firmly resolved to indict the race in the most straightforward, vote based way and we will win."
On how he felt on the arrangement by President Buhari to head the compromise advisory group of the APC, he stated, "Well, l feel incredibly regarded with the common certainty that the president has rested in me which is similarly an extremely solid political test. We have begun vigorously.
“I was honoured and with the mutual confidence that the president has reposed on me which is equally a very strong political challenge. We have started in earnest, he has given me free hand to put cohesion, confidence and trust in the party.
“Democracy is about conflict resolution mechanism, it is a process, you can’t do it without resolving conflict. We can’t build it without understanding the conflict and the sources of where we are coming from.
“But we want to leave a country with legacy not about Mr President that is what he is telling the nation, it is about our country and there is no other choice to a democratic fineness than through political party platforms.
“It is one of those rare things around the country, around Africa who had the experience both wars, fought a battle to save Nigeria and come to politics to save Nigeria, very rare people have such an opportunity and experience in their lifetime.
“And that is what we are talking about legacy and where we are for all those challenges what we should do and I am enjoying the challenges so far.”
Also on his take on the letter of Chief Obasanjo and General Buhari to President Buhari not to contest the election, he said, “I don’t address those shadows, the question is we should let our former presidents enjoy the retirees club and take their pensions but participate in our politics if they are interested because it is a free world and this freedom is not served a la-carte,it is taken but we should be allowed to move out country forward, it is a challenge to every Nigeria.”