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Osinbajo declaration: Tinubu got a viable structure to win – Joe Igbokwe


One of the All Progressives Congress chieftains in Lagos State, Joe Igbokwe, says former Lagos governor and APC presidential hopeful, Bola Tinubu, has political structures that can win a presidential election. Nothing that election is never won on social media or by media hype but a structure that can deliver the desired candidate.

Earlier on Monday, Osinbajo, Nigeria’s Vice-President made known that he would want to succeed his principal, President Muhammadu Buhari and complete all that the APC government started seven years ago. Osinbajo, 65; and Tinubu, 70, have a history as political associates.

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It is worthy of note that Tinubu as former  Lagos governor in 1999 appointed Osinbajo as Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of the state, a position the law professor held till 2007 and through the two-term administration of Jagaban.

It will be recalled that Osinbajo, a senior pastor at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, was nominated by Tinubu to be Buhari’s running mate in 2015 to avoid a Muslim-Muslim ticket.

According to the Lagos State Governor’s aide, Joe Igbokwe said that every Nigerian including Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) has the constitutional right to vote and aspire for any office as far as Nigeria is concerned.

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“If you want to win an election in Nigeria, you have to have structures, deep structures across the country that you have built for over 20 years. That is what you need to win the presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Tinubu has a structure, just like (MKO) Abiola did in 1993; Abiola had a history before 1993. Asiwaju (Tinubu) also has a history but let’s wait and see”, Joe said.

“The structures on ground will be the determining factor. We want Asiwaju”, Joe Igbokwe concluded.


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