Why I advised my husband to discontinue his loyalty to Buhari—Senator Tinubu

*Asiwaju Tinubu and wife, Senator Remi

Senator Remi Tinubu, wife of the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has said that she advised her husband to discontinue his loyalty to President Muhammed Buhari following the way and manner he (Tinubu) was pushed aside after he had helped the party to win the 2015 elections.

Speaking today in Lagos on ‘Your View’ a breakfast show on Television Continental, Remi, who represents Lagos Central Senatorial District in the senate, alleged that Tinubu was trashed despite his efforts towards ensuring that APC won the polls.

She said she was forced to discourage her husband from his continued loyalty to the president and the APC adding that the party leader was always harping on the development of the country.

“He was campaigning, I did too. We were running three campaigns in my house. And for him to be trashed like that? But I saw somebody who has love for this country. I hate to speak because when I stand in the front of God, I don’t want, because of this man, go to hell.

“Occasionally, I would chip in and I would say, ‘You’re still helping out? Why are you helping out?’ He would say, ‘This country matters to me more,” she said.

The senator however pointed out that despite that the Buhari-led administration was now under massive criticisms, the President remained “the candidate to beat” in the forthcoming poll.

“Change takes only one person to champion. And you need leadership. For me, Buhari is still the candidate to beat. Leadership is inspirational. Management is technical. If you have all the degrees and you’re smart and savvy, it is not about leadership. How many people are you inspiring?

“And Buhari, how many years has he been there? I am not campaigning for him. I am not; because I have looked at the dynamics; the poor still trust him. I will tell you: when it comes to integrity, Buhari has it. I don’t know about now,” she added.


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