‘Buhari is not my Puppet’; Bola Tinubu replies the PDP

Former Governor of Lagos State, and All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart, Bola Tinubu has lambasted the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for claiming that Major General Muhammadu Buhari would be his puppet if he is elected as president of Nigeria in the 2015 general elections.

Tinubu lashed out at the party in a statement released by his media office on Monday.

He maintained in the statement that Buhari was elected at a constitutionally approved national convention of APC because of his qualities of commitment and loyalty.

“He is a man of principle and one who is committed to the nation. His overriding concern is the well-being of Nigeria,” Tinubu said.

He pointed out that Buhari can never be anyone’s pawn because of his firm principles.

“A man of such principle and leadership presence cannot ever be a puppet. Those who claim he is a puppet do grave insult to an outstanding patriot and millions of Nigerians who support him,” Tinubu added.

He cautioned the ruling party that rather than making frivolous statements and trying to score cheap points, it should endeavour to put its house in order.

“PDP would do better if they spent their time trying to fix their rickety ship after such dismal primaries than to cast stones at the APC’s more democratic and genuine process,” Tinubu cautioned.

“They speak in this manner because they are afraid the APC will confront them with a ticket they cannot beat by fair means.

“We will do our own internal consultations and arrive at a ticket we believe is best suited to govern Nigeria. If they are so interested in who we pick they are free to quit their bankrupt party and join the party that offers the best hope for this nation and its future,” Tinubu said.

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