2023: Why Buhari, Tinubu are both deceiving themselves - Adebanjo

Afenifere chieftain, Chief Ayo Adebanjo has said that both President Muhammadu Buhari and Asiwaju Bola Tinubu were both deceiving themselves ahead of the 2023 presidential election.

Recall that Tinibu, the National leader of the APC, on Saturday said he had yet to make a decision on running for President in 2023 given the health and economic crises occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.

He also dismissed reports that the dissolution of the APC NWC by the NEC was targeted at his supposed presidential ambition in 2023.

But according to Adebanjo, President Buhari was deceiving Tinubu all along in order to gain his support for his re-election in 2019.

He also described the APC as a gathering of incompatible persons, adding that the party has no ideology binding the party members together.

Adebanjo, however, advised Tinubu and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to leave the APC due to the crisis rocking the party.

Adebanjo said, “I have worry for him (Tinubu). He knew all these things but he relied on Buhari and worked to make him the President. I said it before publicly that Buhari is deceiving Asiwaju and Asiwaju is deceiving Buhari. Everybody is trying to use the other. Why can’t Tinubu hammer on restructuring knowing that this was what brought Buhari to office?

“I have been in this game for 70 years. So, many of those who are talking now were not born then. That is the truth – even Buhari was a toddler. He is now 74. Each time I tell you, why should Tinubu, the Vice-President (Yemi Osinbajo) and all those who were in Alliance for Democracy run to the APC? Why are they hesitating now to stand for restructuring? They can’t talk.

“All the things I am telling you now – it is not the first time. I said both Jagaban (Tinubu) and Osinbajo should get out of the APC. I said it openly. It is a disgrace and disservice to the Yorubaland. So, what is happening now shows there is nothing to bind them together.”

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