Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state has stated that he is capable of competing with President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential elections.
Tambuwal made this known while reacting to the statement made by a National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Ahmed Tinubu, about his exit from the ruling party. Tinubu said, “Governor Tambuwal’s exit can be distilled to one cause. He covets the Presidency. However, he had not the stomach to challenge President Buhari in a primary.”
According to a statement on the State’s Twitter handle, @sokotogovthouse, Tambuwal said;
“If I wanted to and if the Presidency is what (why) 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.”