Why I Turned Down Buhari’s Offer To Be His Running Mate – Tinubu

BuhariTinubuA former governor of Lagos State and one of the national leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator Bola Tinubu, has pledged to support the candidacy of the party’s presidential candidate, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and his running mate, Prof. Yemi Osibajo.

Tinubu, in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday, pointed out that though Buhari offered him the vice presidential slot, he decided to maintain his position as a national leader.

He said, “There came a time during the course of the events when our Presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, offered me the Vice Presidential slot.  Being a normal human being, I was deeply moved and honoured that he would consider me for the position. Being a patriot, I had to weigh my potential candidacy in all of its dimensions.

“I have concluded that the interest of the party, our campaign and that of the nation are better served if I retain my position as the National leader of the APC, allowing me to be a bridge builder across all divides.


“I sincerely commit myself to the rescue agenda of General Buhari and Professor Osinbajo.

“I declare to you, I will work and dedicate myself so that our ticket succeeds and wins the 2015 election — not for his good, not for my good, not even for the party’s good but for the good of our nation”.


  1. Tinubu should stop deceiving himself by saying he didn’t accept the position of the VP because he wanted to remain the National leader of the party,Indeed,let’s not be deceived.Tinubu is the VP by proxy.


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