Breaking: I could contest with Buhari in the APC, Tambuwal replies Tinubu
Sokoto state governor Aminu Tambuwal has said that he did not need an automatic ticket to run for the presidency under the All Progressive Congress (APC).
Reacting to the APC chieftain, Ahmed Tinubu that he and Senate President Bukola Saraki left the party because they were denied automatic ticket, Tambuwal who spoke through his Director-General, Media and Publicity, Abu Shekara in an exclusive interview said he could contest with President Muhammadu Buhari in the APC if he so wanted.
“If I wanted to and if the Presidency is what Ahmed Tinubu thinks I defected, I could contest with President Buhari under the APC. I have what it takes to have contested with Mr. President.
“Tinubu tried to rock the boat when he was denied Buhari’s vice Presidency. He thinks every other person could behave his way. If I wanted to contest under the APC as president, I could have done so and only the votes could have produced a winner.
“In any case, Tinubu is confessing that there is no level-playing ground for all members of the APC; that there is no internal democracy in it and that some people were denied their right to internal democracy,” Tambuwal said.
He stressed that while addressing the people of Sokoto state and by implication, Nigerians, he stated his reasons for leaving the party non of which was “automatic ticket.”
“I adduced reasons of my defection to the PDP. The reasons are still on record. Automatic ticket by the APC is certainly not part of that,” he retorted.
Source: Newsdiary Online