Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), on Tuesday alongside Chief Bisi Akande, met President Muhammadu Buhari behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa.
Tinubu who was recently appointed by Buhari to reconcile all grieving members of the party ahead of 2019 said that it was an honour to be trusted with the task by President Buhari.
He also talked about the recent letters issued to President Buhari by two former Nigerian Leaders, Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Former Head of State, Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB).
“Democracy is about conflict resolution process. You can’t do it without resolving conflicts. We can’t build it without understanding the conflicts and where we are coming from, he said during an interview with the Nigerian Television Authority after meeting Buhari.
“But we want to leave the country with a legacy. It’s not about Mr. President. That is what he’s telling the country.”
He described President Buhari as “one of those rare beings around the country, around Africa who had experienced both worlds: he fought a battle to save Nigeria and came to politics to save Nigeria.
“Very rare people have such an opportunity in their life time and that’s what we talk about legacy; and where we have all the challenges, do what we should do. I am enjoying the challenges so far.”
Tinubu also expressed confidence that the APC will emerge victorious in the 2019 presidential election. According to him the party is strongly “determined to prosecute election in a most transparent and democratic manner. “And we will win,” he said.
Regarding the recent statements issued by Obasanjo and IBB rejecting his ambition for presidency come 2019, 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,” he added.