The Executive governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal has debunked claims by the National leader of APC, Chief Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu that he defected from APC to PDP because he couldnt contest with Buhari under the APC.
In statement released yesterday, Tinubu stated the reasons why Tambuwal left the party:
“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. Tambuwal felt further insulted that he would be compelled to face a direct primary just to retain the governorship nomination.”
The governor took to twitter to respond to those claims:
“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 begave 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”