Tinubu denies being kicked out of APC NEC meeting

Tinubu denies being kicked out of APC NEC meeting

A national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has denied reports that he was denied entry at the NEC meeting by APC governors who accused him of being the brain behind the use of direct primary which is not in their favor.

Though the former governor of Lagos State was seen at the venue of the NEC meeting, he was however not at the meeting leading to rumor that he was denied entry.

Shedding light on what transpired, Tinubu’s media aide, Tunde Rahman, said Tinubu was only at the party secretariat, venue of the meeting, because he had an appointment with the national chairman.

“Asiwaju (Bola Tinubu) did not attend nor made to attend the NEC meeting. Let me set the record straight for the sake of those who may unknowingly believe the lie set as truth for selfish political reasons. Asiwaju is not a member of NEC because he did not feel he should be ab initio.

“If he had wanted he could have chosen even the lowly one by being an ex-officio member and no one could have stopped him then. He never attended any NEC meeting before now and won’t make to attend any now.

“Truth he had an early morning appointment with the Chairman, Oshiomhole. As he made to leave the party secretariat that Thursday, President Buhari arrived for the NEC meeting. He waited, received the president, saw him enter for the NEC meeting and left.

“But some of those governors who, afraid of their own shadows and possible nemesis by engaging with the generality of their party members at open primaries, are averse to direct primaries, felt Asiwaju had chosen to attend the meeting to canvass support for the model,” the aide said.

Tinubu denies being kicked out of APC NEC meeting

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