Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, has said he fought for the ticket.
According to him, there was a smear campaign against him before the party’s presidential primary.
Tinubu stated this on Sunday, returning to Lagos State for the first time after defeating ex-Transport Minister Rotimi Amaechi and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, among others, to become the ruling party’s candidate for the 2019 election.
Tinubu stated at the palace of Lagos’ Oba, Alayeluwa Rilwan Akiolu, that “despite the State’s contribution to national stability and progress, no Lagos indigene has had the opportunity to become President of Nigeria.”
“The position of Chief Judge of the Federation is the highest position attained by any Lagosian in national leadership.”
“I decided to fight to break this curse. The fight for the APC ticket was arduous. I resorted to prayer when I was nearly fed up. I also vented when I suspected a gang was plotting against me. Thank God, I brought home the presidential ticket.”
Kabiru Ibrahim Masari has been named as Tinubu’s running mate.
Masari’s name was submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission on Friday to meet the deadline by INEC.
Tinubu reveals why he fought hard for APC Presidential ticket