This is in reaction to Tinubu’s statement after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buharion Tuesday that former military President Ibrahim Babangida and ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo should leave politics and join the club of retirees.
Tinubu stated this in reaction to the former presidents’ earlier advice that Buhari should not run in 2019.
Omokri on his twitter page further noted that Buhari was more of a yesterday man than the former presidents.
He wrote “Why does Tinubu still speak from both sides of the mouth at 65?
“Tinubu called Presidents Obasanjo and Babangida ‘yesterday’s men’!
“Has he forgotten how he led APC leaders to beg Obasanjo to help them ‘navigate’ their way to victory in 2015? Who is more ‘yesterday’ than Buhari?”
Recall that Tinubu and Chief Bisi Akande, the former interim chairman of the APC, met with President Buhari at the Aso Villa one and a half hours after the President’s meeting with another former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar.
Responding to a question on the statements made by Obasanjo and Babangida, Tinubu said: ”I don’t address those shadows. We should let our former presidents join retirees’ club and take pensions but they can participate in our politics if they are interested.
“It is a free world but this freedom is not served a la carte. They should allow us to move our country forward. It is a challenge to every Nigerian.”
On the chances of the APC in the 2019 elections, the former Lagos State governor said: “You are asking me an obvious question. I belong to this party. My commitment is to this party. We have a better chance and we are strongly determined to prosecute election in a most transparent and democratic manner and we will win.”