- Dr Iyorchia Ayu has told national leader of the All Progressives Congress Bola Ahmed Tinubu to forget his 2023 ambition
- Ayu who a former Senate president also claimed that Tinubu has aligned himself with the most backward forces in Nigeria’s political history
- According to him, the national leader needs to protect his legacy and back Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in 2023
Former Senate president during the Third Republic (1992-93), Dr Iyorchia Ayu, has cautioned national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu over his ambition to succeed Buhari in 2023.
The former senator who also served in three different portfolios as minister in the cabinet of former President Olusegun Obasanjo disclosed this while speaking Nigerian Tribune.
According to him, Tinubu has aligned himself with the most backward forces in Nigeria’s political history. He said the political group which he has aligned himself will soon turn against him.
"Bola Tinubu is my brother, an excellent man, politically clever and hardworking. He has been very successful in his private life.
"But I think like I said in one of my earlier interviews, he has aligned himself with the most backward forces in Nigeria’s political history. Rather than liberal and progressive wing of the north, this right wing group he is working with will soon turn against him and destroy him," he said.
Going further, Ayu said Tinubu's ambition will make him lose what he has gained as a political leader. He consequently advised him to back Yemi Osinbajo for the presidency come 2023.
"His ambition which is becoming blind will contribute to that self-destruction. He will lose most of what he has gained as a political leader.
"If he has my opinion, I will advise him to continue to play the role of a political leader, but not aspiring to be a government leader. He should promote and support the candidature of Yemi Osinbajo, who is obviously an intelligent and competent person," he added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Senator Shehu Sani claimed that some people are being sponsored to attack the image of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on Hausa Radio in Kaduna and other northern states.
In a tweet on his page on Monday, April 15, the Kaduna lawmaker said attack on Tinubu’s image was being done in Hausa language.
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