Chicago University saga: I asked Obasanjo to leave Lagos for Tinubu in 2003 – Atiku

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The 2023 Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar has opened up on some intrigues involving him, President Bola Tinubu, and former President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2007.

Atiku disclosed that he asked Obasanjo to allow Tinubu control Lagos State in 2003 because PDP took over the entire Southwest.

He insisted that Tinubu worked for the late President Umar Yar’Adua, stressing that he won his primary election held in Lagos in 2007 on merit.

The PDP 2023 flag bearer disclosed this during his world press conference to address the Chicago State University saga in Abuja on Thursday.

According to Atiku: “Tinubu didn’t support me in 2007, at the primaries held in Lagos, I won on merit. He later sent people to me so he can be my running mate but I don’t like Muslim Muslim ticket, till date, I will never support it.

“In 2007, Tinubu worked for Umaru Musa Yar’Adua to win.

“Whereas I was the one who asked OBJ, in 2003, to leave Lagos State for him, we took all other South-West states but we deliberately left Lagos for Tinubu, unfortunately, he supported Yar’Adua against me.”

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