Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, on Monday lambasted ex-Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, saying the South-West politician’s ambition to vie as Muhammadu Buhari’s running mate in 2015 almost destroyed the All Progressives Congress.
Tambuwal was reacting to Tinubu outburst that the defection of the governor and the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, from APC to the Peoples Democratic Party was due to fears of denial of an automatic ticket.
Tambuwal, who responded while addressing the people of Sokoto State and by implication, Nigerians, stated his reasons for leaving the party none of which was “automatic ticket.”
He said: “I adduced reasons of (for) my defection to the PDP. The reasons are still on record. Automatic ticket by the APC is certainly not part of that.
“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."