A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido, says he does not see President Muhammadu Buhari supporting the presidential aspiration of the All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Bola Tinubu.
He says he foresees ‘a palace coup’ that will produce the former Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi and Senate President Ahman Lawan presidential ticket of the ruling APC.
The former governor, who described Tinubu as the only presidential aspirant of the APC capable of challenging his PDP party presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, however, expressed joy that would be because Tinubu ‘will never’ emerge as the candidate of the APC for the February 2023 election.
Lamido, who spoke in an interview with Vanguard at the weekend said:
“Right now, Tinubu is going through hell from who? His own fellow brothers in Afenifere who openly don’t like him and also the APC governors who don’t like him because they say he is too domineering and a dictator. I mean, he is their own son, why can’t they make him?.
“Mark my words, Buhari will never ever support Tinubu. I know the man’s mentality and psychology. He will never ever support Tinubu. I said it but people didn’t believe me but wait and see. The whole thing is not about Tinubu or about any other interest. It is not even about the bigger picture called Nigeria but other interests. There is no way Buhari is going to support Tinubu, because the whole thing is going to take a personal dimension.
“Let us be honest, Tinubu today is swimming alone. Look at the phenomenon he was but they are now saying no to him.
“If the South is ready to win this election, the only candidate that can give the PDP a fight for their money is Tinubu. He has goodwill. He has a political family. In Nigeria today, even if it (APC ticket) not given to him, he will still win the election because Nigeria wants anything except Buhari.
“I said Buhari will not give Tinubu, he is trying to pair Amaechi and Lawan.
“So I foresee a palace coup”.