Ayo Fayose, the Ekiti State Governor, has said that Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, is not a candidate of the North.
Fayose stated this in a statement made by Lere Olayinka, his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, on Sunday.
The governor said, “Shouldn’t it interest Nigerians, especially northerners, that only Mallam Nasir el-Rufai was a northerner among those who attended last Thursday’s Chatham House event?
“During the APC primary, delegates from the North voted for former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar and Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso. Only delegates controlled by Tinubu, Governor Rotimi Amaechi and Senator Bukola Saraki voted for Buhari.
“In appreciation of Tinubu’s role, Buhari gave him (Tinubu) the sole right to choose his running mate, with Tinubu still being rumoured to be interested in the Vice-President position that he gave his surrogate, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.
“All these point to the fact that Tinubu and his cabal have a sinister agenda against the North, which they want to use Buhari to achieve.”