A former special adviser to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has said it was the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu helped Muhammadu Buhari to become Nigeria’s president in 2015.
Omokri wrote on his Facebook page on May 16, while replying to Ango Abdullahi, chairman of the northern elders’ forum, who had said that the north will not let Acting President Yemi Osinbajo replace Buhari if the president doesn’t want to re-contest in the 2019 election.
He said it was Tinubu “that God used” to make Buhari president in 2015.
“Ango Abdullahi has no basis for saying that the North would not allow Professor Yemi Osinbajo succeed Muhammadu Buhari in 2019,” he wrote.
“The North does not decide for Nigeria. Nigerians decide for Nigeria. What Ango Abdullahi seems to have forgotten is that it was Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu that God used to make Muhammadu Buhari President in 2015.
“If the northern elders’ forum could have made Buhari President, they would have done so in 2003, 2007 and 2011 when Buhari tried unsuccessfully to become President. Nigeria has changed.
“Unfortunately, people like Ango Abdullahi and Junaid Mohammed, who add very little value to Nigeria and exist only to make provocative statements, should realize that should their words precipitate crisis today or in 2019, both they and those they represent will be the biggest losers because they have more to gain from a united and peaceful Nigeria founded on the rule of law than others.”