Joe Igbokwe, the special adviser on Drainage and Water resources to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state, has revealed how the national leader of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu helped President Muhammadu Buhari became president after he (Buhari) was defeated at the presidential polls on three different occasions.
Igbokwe said Tinubu went to Daura, President Buhari’s hometown in Katsina state to tell him prior to the 2015 general elections that if he can get the southwest, he would become president.
Speaking during a special programme on TVC to celebrate Tinubu’s 69th birthday, Igbokwe who is an ally of Tinubu said, “we are talking of Buhari as a sitting president now, but people don’t know how he got there. He scored between 11 and 12 million votes in 2003, he didn’t make it. He scored the same number of votes in 2007, he didn’t make it. He still scored the same number of votes in 2011 and still didn’t make it.”
He said Tinubu thereafter called the late Prince Tony Momoh, Baba Bisi Akande and two other people and told them that this man (Buhari) that scored between 11 and 12 million votes in 2003, 2007 and 2011 and didn’t make it, if I push him in the southwest, he will become the president.
He said the late Prince Tony Momoh, who revealed the story to him said, Tinubu went to Daura to show President Buhari his statistics in the previous elections and told him, “this is what you did in 2003, this is what you did in 2007, this is what you did in 2011. If we give you the southwest, you will become the president.”