A former Director in the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council, Naja’atu Mohammed, has faulted the emergence of Bola Tinubu, as the Presidential Candidate of the APC.
In an interview with The PUNCH, she stated that she initially supported vice-president Yemi Osinbajo, during the party’s primary election in 2022.
She alleged that Tinubu, resorted to vote buying to get the support of the party’s delegates during the primary election.
“Let me tell you what really happened. In the first place, I did not support Tinubu as a presidential aspirant; my support was for Professor Yemi Osinbajo from day one. In fact, I had sent emissaries to Osinbajo to come out and contest, that he is relatively young, well educated, proactive, and brilliant. We noticed that each time Buhari leaves the country; we regain some semblance of sanity, including the value of the Naira.
“When Tinubu emerged, he emerged in the most corrupt way. I knew how delegates were given money to go and vote, but it was not just to go and vote; the name Asiwaju was written on each ballot paper. They were only paid to go and drop it in the box. For that reason alone, I had no interest in that primary election. Yes, I was in the APC, but I couldn’t even liberate myself at that point in time. I waited, but I never attended any of the meetings, and I was not interested in anything,” she said.