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I told Obasanjo to allow Tinubu control Lagos —Atiku


The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar opened up and some events involving him, President Bola Tinubu, and former President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2007.

According to Atiku, he asked Obasanjo to let Tinubu control Lagos State in 2003 because PDP took over the entire Southwest.

He said Tinubu worked for the late President Umar Yar’Adua who won his primary election held in Lagos in 2007 on merit.

The former vice president made this known during his world press conference to address the Chicago State University saga in Abuja on Thursday.

According to Atiku: “Tinubu didn’t support me in 2007, at the primaries held in Lagos, I won on merit. He later sent people to me so he can be my running mate but I don’t like Muslim Muslim ticket, till date, I will never support it.

“In 2007, Tinubu worked for Umaru Musa Yar’Adua to win.

“Whereas I was the one who asked OBJ, in 2003, to leave Lagos State for him, we took all other South-West states but we deliberately left Lagos for Tinubu, unfortunately, he supported Yar’Adua against me.”



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