My husband is changing political history with Muslim-Muslim ticket – Remi Tinubu
Senator Oluremi Tinubu, wife of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Bola Tinubu, has said a precedent is being set with the ruling party’s Muslim-Muslim ticket.
She hinted that the same fate presidential ticket of the APC would set the tone for an all-Christian ticket in future elections.
Mrs Tinubu made the comment at the APC South-West women’s presidential rally in Lagos on Wednesday, December 7.
She said: “As regards the Muslim-Muslim ticket, this one will set the tone for the future. Sometime in the future, we will have a Christian-only ticket. What God has done in our land is marvellous.
“We thank you for coming out in large numbers despite the challenges. My coming here is another homecoming. About 23 years ago, God blessed my husband to become the governor, and I supported him as the first lady.
“I want to thank the people of Lagos Central for sending me to represent them. I am the first woman to emerge as a Senator three times. This is a fantastic opportunity, and I have been working for the good of our people since 2007 when my husband left office.”
In other news, former President Goodluck Jonathan has addressed reports which made rounds in some quarters that he intends to run for presidency again.
Goodluck was voted out of office in 2015 after serving one term.
He said that contrary to speculations he would not join the contest to be president.
This was contained in a book titled, ‘My Time As Chaplain In Aso Rock,” written by Nathaniel Bivan and presented to the public on Tuesday.
The book detailed the accounts of the Chaplain of the Aso Rock Villa Chapel during Jonathan’s time in office, Obioma Onwuzurumba, Daily Post reports.
Jonathan explained that he can’t run for the highest office in the country again because he was pursued out of Aso Rock.
According to the ex-president, he would be bringing himself low by choosing to pick a nomination form and start lobbying people as well as campaigning afresh.
Meanwhile, he also spoke about what he felt when Nomadic Pastoralists and Almajirai community purchased the All Progressives Congress, APC, N100 million presidential nomination form on his behalf.
The former Bayelsa state governor said enjoyed the drama that accompanied the act because he can never become President again.
Jonathan said; “I was enjoying the drama. At least they are not insulting me. After all, I was pursued out of the office that I was not good enough. So, if now, Nigerians are saying, ‘Oh, this man should come,’ that means they are cleaning me up. So, let me enjoy the drama.
“If you wake up tomorrow and see that I’m President again, that means there may have been circumstances beyond my control. But not to go and pick one form and go and start lobbying people and running for campaigns, be it PDP power or APC broom and moving across Nigeria. I can’t do that again; if I do that, I will diminish myself.”