Adeseye Ogunlewe, a former minister of works has revealed how the presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, went to the house of the party’s national chairman, Adamu Abdulahi to challenge him that he could not adopt anyone as the party’s candidate.
Telescope.ng reports that Ogunlewe revealed Tinubu’s mission to Adamu’s residence on Arise News channel on Saturday, June 10, saying Tinubu “is too smart to be outwitted by anyone.”
He said after Adamu announced the Senate president, Dr. Ahmed Lawan, as the party’s consensus candidate, Tinubu went to meet him in his house to say he could not do that.
Ogunlewe added that Adamu was confused with Tinubu’s unexpected visit, saying he tried to explain himself but Tinubu’s insistence of proceeding to the field to slug it out with other contestants demobilised the APC chair.
The APC chieftain said: “He went to meet Adamu in his house. That is Tinubu for you.”
Ogunlewe said it would have been “a great miscalculation on the part of the APC to adopt any other candidate. The APC is too big for anyone to micro-manage its affairs. You cannot micro manage politics where someone is competent.
He said Tinubu is more than ready for the country, adding that the candidate had worked himself hard for his emergence.
Ogunlewe stated that he has personally met Tinubu to demand from him that it is only service to Nigeria that is left for him.
He said Tinubu is wealthy and fulfilled as a Nigerian, adding that the only thing left for him is to serve the country.