According to Activate Nigeria Group , The only northerner that followed Buhari to London is Mallam El Rufai, who incidentally has called Buhari perpetually unelectable a few years back . At the APC convention, northern delegates voted Kwakwanso and Atiku. Buhari won the primaries through the help of South west and South South votes propelled by Bola Tinubu and Rotimi Amaechi who both has aces up their sleeves.
Elite northerners like Tank Yakassi , Gambo Jimeta, Ibrahim Babangida, Shehu Shagari, Abdullsalam Abubakar, Sheik Gumi, Balarabe Musa, Aliyu Gusau , Attahiru Bafaraw etc have identified the Tinubu plot and openly opposed Buhari’s ambition. The others like APC chitin, Atiku Abubakar has gone cold and refused to fund the campaign further.
A vote for Buhari is a vote for Bola Tinubu’s ambition to make Nigeria his fiefdom, just like he made Lagos State. At 41, General Buhari was a laid back Head of State, who allowed his deputy Tunde Idiagbon to run the show. At 73 with health challenges, he will be a sleeping President who will allow others run the country fully.
The reason why Tinubu refused to support Buhari in 2011 was because Pastor Tunde Bakare refused to sign an undated letter which resigned him as Vice President in case they won. This infuriated Tinubu and he pulled out of the CPC and ACN merger. he plot was to make Tinubu Vice President upon Pastor Bakare’s resignation.
After the recent APC primaries, Bola Tinubu fought desperately to become running mate to Buhari. He was resisted by Rotimi Amaechi who had his own ambition, a stubborn personality and a very rich vault from Rivers State government coffers.
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