Bola Tinubu, a leader in APC has asked former president Olusegun Obasanjo and other former presidents to join the retirees club and collect their pension.
His comments were in reaction to Obasanjo’s special statement in which he advised President Muhammadu Buhari not to re-contest for office in 2019.
“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 but they should allow us to move our country forward. It is a challenge to every Nigerian.”
Tinubu said this on Tuesday while addressing journalists after a meeting with President Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
He was accompanied by Chief Bisi Akande.
Tinubu also expressed confidence that the APC will win the 2019 election in a transparent manner.
Last week, he was appointed as the Chairman of the Party’s reconciliation committee, a development that members of the party believe is the last attempt to save it from getting into a crisis.
Though some have said he has limited time to do so, there are high hopes that he will “perform the magic” of reuniting aggrieved party members, hence redeeming the party’s eligibility in the 2019 elections.