Jonathan wanted me to be part of Interim Govt. – Tinubu

With the election less than three weeks away and the outcome possibly against them, the Goodluck Jonathan Presidency and the hardliners in the PDP have embarked on a new strategy to put brake on the momentum APC presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari seems to be gathering.

This strategy is novel and seems to be the outcome of a desperate calculation in that the PDP has shifted its attention from the APC in order to attack on multiple fronts the former governor of Lagos state and APC national leader, Bola Tinubu.

From what can be gathered through informed sources, the PDP and Jonathan Presidency had recently tried to fracture the APC by offering Tinubu the position of vice President in an interim government if he would agree to part company with the popular Buhari.

Once Tinubu rebuffed the offer to participate in the interim scheme, the presidency decided to change tactics. It would no longer try to entice Tinubu with sugar but would now move to silence and if necessary neutralize him.

The APC National leader has caused President Jonathan’s team countless headaches this campaign season, his declining the interim government offer is just the latest. The Jonathan government sees Tinubu as the linchpin of the APC and its successful electoral strategy.

They also consider him one of the government’s most prolific and able critics due to his longstanding and often strident critiques of Jonathan government policies, from economic development to national security.

More to the point, they blame him as the man who is most responsible for placing them in their current electoral quandary.

They believe without Tinubu’s efforts the successful merger of the political parties into the All Progressives Congress, APC, would not have occurred and they would not be facing possible defeat at the hands of this new party.

The PDP faces its stiffest competition ever in 16 years and the person they blame the most is Tinubu, the major actor who is seen as the strategic mind of the new party and one person who must be stopped at all cost. General Buhari has since been penciled down for similar character assassination and vicious insults alongside other leaders of the APC.

The agenda to tackle Bola Tinubu and weaken his political influence nationwide and to undermine his leadership in South Western politics can be said to have gone into overdrive.

The first part of the strategy is to dredge previously discredited claims of illicit wealth in hopes of silencing Tinubu or lessening his public image. However, they fear this public relations attack may be too soft as Tinubu has been taken before the ICPC and the case against him dismissed. If this attack does not deter his party activities, the presidency and PDP are prepared to take more drastic action if they believe it necessary to win the election by throwing the APC into disarray.

This part of the plot has two options, the first of which is to employ trained snipers to attack Tinubu or assassinate him out rightly. This plan is consistent with the warning made by former President Obasanjo in his now famous 2014 letter to President Jonathan. Those within the PDP favouring this approach argue that when Chief Bola Ige, a powerful politician was murdered, heavens did not fall even though the then President was a Yoruba man. The second option more crafty. The PDP will seek to resuscitate the case of the murder of Funso Williams a former Lagos gubernatorial candidate by blaming Tinubu for the killing.

They are already coaching inmates and others. They are offering them the promise of early release and money if they will make statements implicating Tinubu in the Williams murder. The presidency intends to rush through this process with the hope of putting Tinubu out of circulation by trapping him in a contrived criminal process until the elections are over. Tinubu is not taking these revelations lightly knowing well the capacity of this government for devilish acts.

For the party that boasts it will rule Nigeria for 60 years, it has become an unexpected season of political desperation. The PDP is worried that on March 28, they will discover that they have fallen 44 years short of their dynastic goal. By all accounts, this has caused them to consider very drastic plots and schemes.

Nigerians are confronted with a ruling party willing to descend to the lowest in order to win elections. Perceived political enemies are being hunted. Trumped-up allegations are being manufactured daily from the government factory of lies to taint the leading figures in the All Progressives Party, APC.

Tinubu Media Office
Press Statement


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  • Let Us Pray

    Where is the proof? Onyeoshi

  • Let Us Pray

    Tinubu became stupendously rich at the expense of Lagos State tax
    payers, it is an insult for anyone to be matching in support
    of a corruption personified individual like Mr.Tinubu.

  • TrueNja

    Liar, liar, liar pants on fire!!! This thief Bola Tinubu is an international crook. Though I am not Jonathan fan but this story can’t be true. Only gullible corrupt Nigerians will believe this story.

  • Taster

    This must be the lier tinubu talking his trash.

  • Let them try it Goodluck Ebuele Jonathan, try it despite my little disappointment of Bola Ahmed TINUBU, any attempt on his person will send the entire Ijaw federation of Portharcourt and Bayelsa into fire flame. Let you fucking folks try such nasty unethical move and see how evil will descend on you all.? AIT is a small example.

  • BlackieUmukoro

    THe jaguda sold Ribadu so what stops him from sellig buhar. The guy is seekig for dubious relevace

  • Siyaka Momoh

    Jonathan is going down there is no two way about it

    • Tunsj

      You are 100% right. He is going down to Etuoke or South Africa to retire.

  • Olusegun Adekoya

    Ah high. …APC can lie sha..just Make statements with no evidence and their followers go take it as fact…I do really pity Nigerians if these should win d election

    • Funso

      ọmọ àlè.

  • God Help us

    I am waiting and watching, God should help Nigeria and Nigerians not to consider voting into power a party that is built on lies and falsehoods. I want to ask Tinubu if his wife that is a senetor actually won election, his inlaws and so many relatives that are holding some elective offices if they actually won election.

  • BankyMons

    Stop clutching at straw, your ship’s sunk period!

  • Guest

    Just when you think thMr Bola Tinubu’s over-bloated ego of self importance is gradually getting into his head.

  • Lawrence Agha

    Just when you think that the leaders of the APC, will not go any lower in their craze to grab power by all means, they’ll scavenge through the dustbin in search of stories that defy rational human thinking. Mr Bola Tinubu’s over-bloated ego and self importance is slowly, but surely making him and his story complete with fist and fury. Anyone who believes this tale by moonlight, will believe anything.

  • Omoodua

    SEE THE PLEA-BARGAINED DRUGS-RUNNING CRIMINAL WITH NO PROOF OF PRIMARY
    OR SECONDARY SCHOOL EDUCATION WHOSE ILLICIT WEALTH DID NOT COME FROM
    ANY INHERITANCE – ANCIENT OR MODERN – WHO DECLARES HIMSELF IN PUBLIC –
    BEFORE HIS SUPERIORS – THAT HE IS BEST QUALIFIED TO BE VICE PRESIDENT:

    • Tunsj

      I’m sure that you removed the picture of your hero, Jonathan, and insert the picture of Tinubu.

    • Funso

      Ọmọ ale.

  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    I dey laugh o. Who will offer a certificate forger, drug addict/retired drug baron and confirmed thief like this criminal a VP? Tinubu, it’s a blatant lie. You and your lapdog Fashola will die in jail when you are investigated using that AIT documentary as template.

    • Funso

      ỌMỌ ÀLÈ Orafidiya Akarabata Ile Ifẹ.

      • wisdom

        it is very obvious that you are the real omo ale. Who is your father and where is your family compound (agbo ile yin)?

  • Victor Gee

    Tinubu should explain to us the source of his wealth in the AIT documentary and not this bullshit.

    • Funso

      Victor Gee ọmọ àlè.

  • maureen

    Tiunbu ur talking trash here,what hv you done to lagos state wen u r governor then.

  • Etang Chris

    Tinubu pls stop being mischievous. If gej offers u VP, u will dump Buhari and denounce him. U will remember he is unelectable. U will treat him the same way u treated Nuhu Ribadu in 2011. U are too greed

    • King Carlos

      The battle is now beyond Tinubu. CHANGE is now a movement.

  • Etang Chris

    Tinubu should be stoned for stealing Lagos dry.

    • Island man

      Only if the court can prove your comment, other wise its mere propaganda as usual…….Mind you his case was dismissed in court for your information.

  • Idris

    Most every thing in the documentary are lies, if our govt can lie over a king in Morocco, then who is Tinubu that our govt can’t lie over. I watched the documentary on AIT from A to Z and I personally fish out many lies from it. One of the is the documentary claim Tinubu is the owner of Oriental Hotel. That is a big and clear lie. It is own by the Chinese, I work presently with China Railway Construction Company (CRCC) owner of CCECC, and I know some of the top group of Directors of Oriental Hotel who both in Nigeria and China. I was made to believe that Tinubu own it but when I did my investigation I find out Tinubu only invited them to Nigeria as part of bring and making Nigeria attractive to FDI companies. The funny thing that someone had told me is that Tinubu is the owner of CCECC I just laugh over it just because Tinubu invited them to Lagos unknown to the person that it was OBJ that invited them to Nigeria. I wonder how people just open their mouth and talk without fact. Don’t you know the people that are given you these info are the best liar we ever had on earth. PDP liars.

    • Island man

      @Idris, shame on them all,baseless facts……

    • Bambam

      Is that the only ‘lie’ you can point out in the whole documentary?..shame on you and the Chinese you work for..Tinubu is a megalomaniac thief..though we all know JonaTAN is an avid liar too!!

    • Josh

      Idris that’s a big fat lie, the Chinese only has 30% of oriental and the remaining 70% is owned by a politician, saying the Chinese owns oriental is a big fat lie, the same thing for intercontinental 30% is owned by a Lebanese company and certain % is owned by lagos state govt

  • Island man

    Tinubu haters go hug transformer, no stopping,no dulling,PDP is sinking already………

    • okonofua

      Start thinking even in your far-flung Island, Mr. Man. This is not about PDP or about any party.
      We are talking here only about barefaced and criminal stealing of the treasury by one man.
      Grow up and start thinking, will you? Or otherwise what’s a country without enforced laws?

  • Moe

    This article does not make sense. How would discrediting Tinubu affect Buhari at this point in time? Are you saying that the removal of Tinubu from the picture will end Buhari’s efforts?

    • Examiner

      @ Moe:

      Not quite, but all criminals must be treated alike in a democracy.
      As far as Buhari is concerned he has one more step to prison; viz:

  • Oseranti

    THIS MAN SHOULD GO NOWHERE ELSE BUT STRAIGHT TO JAIL.
    HIS WHOLE BODY AND BEING STINKS OF CORRUPTIVE THEFT.
    THE JAIL-HOUSE IS FOR HIS TYPE TO SAVE PUBLIC MORALITY
    FROM DRUGS-PEDDLING, PERJURY, AND FINANCIAL CRIMES.

    • Funso

      Oseranti ọmọ àlè.

  • richkid

    Look at what you are reporting, your now assuming also that they want to use snippers to kill Tinubu, Mtchew! GEJ is not obj that can cause a plane crash for one targeted soul to die. GEJ is a practicing christian, he doesn’t shed blood. Grow up pt. Stop assuming give us report. Check your list of report all is in favour of apc. People now doubt the authenticity of your news. GEJ has won without more campaign

  • richkid

    South south is GEJ, south east GEJ, south west GEJ will surly take majority. North central GEJ. Considering what is happening in North east and religion now it’s GEJ. Rethink if your in the wrong party.

  • tittop dede

    Who want a tout like you in this country again. Your time is off already boy

  • Uwadiegwu

    Ugly, treacherous, kleptomaniac, certificate forger.

  • Bukola

    Another tale by moonlight concocted by a certificate forger, tax thief, drug consumer and identity scammer known today as Bola Tinubu but named Amoda Ogunlere by his mother. He also goes by the name of Kunle Adeleke. Your political end is very near Mr Tinubu…ehm Ogunlere…ehm Adeleke. You will see how your party would lose Lagos State despite your dragging the old man Buhari around in order to scam him and become president through th back door…the way Obasanjo scammed Yar Adua and tried scamming GEJ

    • Funso

      ọmọ àlè.

  • The Revolutionary

    Gathering storms of mob justice in Lagos State

    The robbed people of Lagos state would be forced to take the laws into their hands
    if President Jonathan continues to look the other way as Bola Tinubu robs and plunders.
    Mob justice is perfectly justified under the of ‘doctrine of necessity’ if the key purpose of
    a country is destroyed by impunity; and, from ‘the concept of revolution’, mob justice then
    derives additional authority for the people to get rid of official criminals whose theft endeavours
    are are destructive of thepurpose of government and of the society’s pursuit of happiness.

  • Bambam

    Tinubu is a desperate megalomaniac full of Goebbelic propaganda..why didn’t he scream with all his voice to alert Nigerians the moment they made such evil proposition to him?..He claimed IBB and JonaTAN made the offer why didn’t he alert all Nigerians immediately?..while wait till whoever it is start rightly airing videos of his heist and looting of Lagos state..before now making all this noise?..The whole truth about IBB’s sponsorship of Tinubu to form APC and constrict the political space for his loot masters..and how he failed to deliver on his agreement with IBB and Atiku..would be revealed soon..watch out Nigerians!!

    • Uche

      “Nigeria is no longer a country. It is not a country where people
      can live to survive. Nigeria is a place ruled by criminals and thieves,
      as well as by those who believe in plundering and looting.”

      ……Mbazulike Amaechi

      (Nigeria’s First Minister of Aviation)

      September 14th, 2014

      • Ross

        IN EFFECT OF LAGOS STATE’ OFFICIAL THEFTS THE MUMU PEOPLE IN LAGOS STATE
        NOW FORFEIT THEIR LIVES FOR THE FAMILIES OF RAJI FASHOLA AND BOLA TINUBU
        TO LIVE IN LUXURY. OH, GOD, SEE LAGOSIANS PERISH FOR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE!!!

  • Chukwuma Patrick Esichei

    My People:

    Let us say the truth now and shame the devil. Lagosians are mostly retards.
    It is unfair that the National Assembly shies away from recognizing this fact.
    If 17 million people could be enslaved to penury by semi-illiterate Bola Tinubu,
    it should have been clear to all that these moronic Lagosians need protection.

    Under colonial rule in Nigeria, the British enacted the ILLITERATES PROTECTION ACT.
    The British knew the truth that illiterates can so easily be scammed, robbed and duped.
    Lagosians have not changed in quality or acquired knowledge since the British left Nigeria.
    The National Assembly should step in to pass a LAW TO PROTECT RETARDS OF LAGOS.
    The truth is that Lagosians do not have the mental ability to free themselves from Bola Tinubu.

    • O.Majeks

      ………AND NOW, AS A RESULT OF A GENERAL RETARDATION OVERARCHING LAGOSIANS,
      THE CHILDREN’S TEETH ARE ON EDGE FROM THEIR PARENTS’ MUNCH OF SOUR-GRAPES.

    • Whodunnit

      This is the face of the crass fellow – Raji Fashola – who made total illiteracy in Lagos
      the raison d’être of the Lagos state government; with 80% WASC failure every year.
      He is the one who sedated Lagosians into deep illiteracy and gave Lagosians brooms
      to wave in place of books to read. It is no surprise now that the retarded Lagosians –
      thus thrust into un-enlightenment – began to praise this crass enforcer of illiteracy as
      the best governor America has never seen. Yoruba civilization thus goes to the dogs.

      • Jones P.

        “For what shall it profit a man if he shall gain
        the whole world and lose his own soul?
        The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a
        vanity tossed to and fro of those that seek death.

        There are thorns and snares on the path of the
        crooked. Anyone who guards himself prudently
        will stay far from them. Brethren, you shall not
        steal. Theft entails deceit; and in a heart where the
        spirit of deceit is, there, the spirit of God cannot be.”

    • Public Records

      “Lagos state government’s LAGBUS scheme is managed by a registered
      private company known as LAGBUS Asset Management Ltd – whose Board
      of Directors are in the Lagos State Government and connected to the government.
      For instance, Mr. Disun Holloway, Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism is a board
      member of LAGBUS Asset Management Ltd.

      Though the board members and other key beneficiaries are likely to be fleecing
      the scheme through profit sharing and other means, the Lagbus scheme is no longer
      profitable. The Managing Director of LAGBUS, Mr. Tunde Disu at a radio program
      in 2012 claimed that the buses being managed by the company were 803.

      Whereas, the total number of buses on the roads on a daily basis is about 190,
      while the buses operating 2 years ago were 300 – which means the buses operating
      are reducing due to mis-management. This is because most of the buses have
      broken down and are abandoned at depots due to expensive and unsustainable
      contract maintenance policy, although most of the buses are less than 3-years-old,
      they have been allowed to rot away. Hence, about 600 buses have deteriorated and
      are now wasting.”

      ……..Campaign For Democratic Workers’ Rights Lagos State

      (March 5th, 2013)

  • SAM .A

    It is beginning of the end for a political party that has boasted of ruling for 60 years now collapsing after 16 years. Behold this is a party that reaped where it didn’t show , they benefited in aftermath of June 12. In the course of their 16 years they have become the most corrupt party in Africa , a party of deceit , impunity, impoverishing their electorate , turned few of their patrons and party stalwart into billionaires,and jet owners ,they corner & monopolized the national cake,while the down trodden lives on $2.
    Now that the massive failure and and their defeat stare them on the face they turn on same INEC that conducted the election they won in 2011. They turn on Opposition , Buhari , Tinubu , Osinbajo , Ameachi,, Okorocha not known that is beyond these people , it is the real Nigerians who have been oppressed for 16 yrs who are now demanding for change,No PDP , interest group , no army or police ,no rigging can stand on the path of change.
    The birth of a NEW NIGERIA is here.

  • Orly Ajaji

    WHY LAGOS STATE IS NOW THE BLOODIEST AND MOST VIOLENT

    Chukwuma, you have a point. But, you know something? It will take 20 years of violent
    killings in Lagos before the people in Lagos state can get out of the deadly consequences of
    a society of thieves that Bola Tinubu and Raji Fasola have now turned Lagos into by their
    official thefts. For the first time in history, Lagos has become the most armed, most violent
    and bloodiest state in Nigeria, amongst the 32 states outside the Boko Haram war zone.

    That is the effect of government by stealing that Raji Fashola and Bola Tinubu practised
    for 16 years over the mounting corpses of majorly dissolute Lagosians. Bola Tinubu uses
    stealing as an instrument of control. From the proceeds of theft, he’s bought Lagos journalists
    into silence and then used the same proceeds to either lull, befuddle or coax the otherwise
    self-respecting Lagosians; including Professor Wole Soyinka, Femi Falana, and, also
    Professor Itse sagay
    into the proverbial three monkeys who can no longer see evil;
    hear evil, or,speak against the evil in Lagos state.

    • News Break

      Breaking News:

      SHOOT-OUT ON LEKKI BRIDGE IN LAGOS TODAY

      Today in Lagos, robbers numbering at least 12 arrived by 5 pm via a speedboat at the First City Monument Bank (FCMB) at Plot B, Waterfront Plaza, Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, in Lagos state and started shooting freely.
      Three police escorts in a passing coaster bus and a fish seller were the first set to be killed within minutes.

      “It was a well-coordinated attack”, a witness said. “The robbers arrived in military camouflage and immediately distributed themselves – three of them manning each of the four exits of the bank. As I am talking
      to you now the bodies of the three policemen killed are still on the ground.”

      After forcing their way into the banking hall the robbers announced their intention and everyone in the bank froze. “Nobody was killed inside the bank because once they announced they were robbers, everyone; including the bank staff, simply submitted. So, it was a successful operation for them because they made away with a lot of money. They even hacked into the ATMs and carted away the money stuffed there.”

      • Favnat John

        BUT FASHOLA SAID SOME TIME LAST YEAR THAT HE STAMPED OUT ARM RUBBERS FROM LAGOS STATE SINCE HE TAKE OVER. HAS THE REGIME ENDED? THIS IS JUST TO TELL EVERYONE THAT WE NIGERIANS MUST COME TOGETHER TO BUILD OUR COUNTRY/GOD BLESS YOU ALL

  • lucky

    Pt is d most biased media house on earth. I hate u guys

    • Funso Ogunsanya

      Then stop parading yourself here.

  • Usman

    This PDP is a disaster to humanity, 16 years of wasting trillions without even stable electricity and yet, they don’t want to leave!

  • adaramola

    Alhaji Raji Fashola,

    Ole jija APC yin yi to poju ninu ijoba Eko.
    Ha, o ti poju…… Olorun ni ki o gba wa; Ole yi poju!!

    • adaramola

      Alhaji Raji Fashola,

      Ole jija APC party yin yi ti poju ninu ijoba Eko.
      Ha, o ti poju…… Olorun ni ki o gba wa o; ha, Ole yi poju!!

      • Town Crier

        Lagos now rated the 3rd worst city in the world….

        “The January 2014 global study of cities in the world done by
        the British Economist Intelligence Unit has ranked Lagos,
        Nigeria, as the 3rd worst liveable city in the world.
        Lagos has degraded further from its awful status
        in 2012 as the 4th worst city.

        On a scale of 100 Lagos now has the third poorest score of
        39.0 of all cities in the world assessed. The study titled,
        ‘livability’ assessed particular characteristics of each city,
        such as its crime levels, the threat of conflict, the quality
        of medical care, the levels of censorship, the city temperature,
        the quality of its schools and its transport links.”

        ………Reported by British Telegraph

        [January 2014]

  • Etang Chris

    Theifnubu who dash u vice president. If Jonathan gives u VP, u will dump Buhari immediately. Greedy man

  • Favnat John

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. APC APC.

  • Born To rule

    It is now officially confirmed that Asiwaju Toronto Thiefnubu is the major financier of Premiun Times, no doubt about it. What a rubbish and senseless story that can only be published by a group of moronic and gullible minded junk journalists who also control the news published by The Nation newspaper. I don’t think I need to waste my time on commenting on this baseless news, surely the end is near for Premium Times. they should go and ask the ‘omo ale’ Sowore what he faced in the hands of Thiefnubu after using and dumping him.

  • ayobamiba

    Thieftinubu and his bands of liars and falsehood peddlers.the clock is ticking very fast against your looting empire.very soon all the public resources you have cornered and looted shall be taking away from you back to the people .there is no amount of lies,propaganda ,deciet and media blackmail shall save you from the inevitable wrought .I warned you earlier when you out of desperation that Jonathan did not allow you a foothold in his government to extend your criminal looting enterprises to asorock,you entered into fraternities with the promoters and sponsors of boko haram just to get back at Jonathan and for you to have easy access to the presidency. Tinubu you and your bands of evil elders and conspirators shall pay a great price for all the evil mischief, treachery,blood and destinies you have wasted in your inordinate pursuit. You still have a slim chance of coming out open to confess the atrocities of APC with boko haram ,have a genuine repentance and seek for open forgiveness. If you delay and heavens opens for your judgments, it shall come to pass that men shall count you as they counted Judas.on that day your loot shall not save you from calamities which shall come soon .for 2015,your platform APC is under a divine sentence .you people can not make it.instead of victory, you shall have shame,disgrace and divine confusion.

  • Elis Davia

    Tinubu’s claims on Interim government is baseless

  • Ken

    Tinubu is irresponsible to suggest that his allegation will change the minds of Nigerians that he is a very greedy man. He owns Lagos now, thanks to Fashola. GEJ should never allow people like this to fester.

    • PROF

      Tinubu is a crook. You see why people who know him call him the budillion of CHICAGO . The lord of heroin distribution .

      • Ken

        Thanks for this. Tinubu is Ole Buruku! He will surely go down. I wish Agbaje well and he should take over Lagos. Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

  • David Adeniran

    Tinubu, I am not necessarily his fan and that is why I will always criticise him when occasion demands. Infact I respect Buhari far more than him. However I respect him for FOUR things: his keeping AD standing when OBJ ‘PDP tsunami’ swept through the South West; his principal role in bringing the opposition together; his relentless role in the emergence of Buhari as the APC presidential candidate; his choice of Oshibajo as APC Vice Presidential candidate. This man has done well in these four regards. If Awo, Aminu Kano and Zik had agreed to work together, the opposition would have won in the Second Republic and that combination would have given Nigeria a paradise. This is the kind of thing, Tinubu is involved in the present dispensation, which is highly commendable.

  • Tufiakwa

    This is mind blowing. How’s it possible to kill Thiefnubu and then make him a vice president? This sounds like a case for Aro Mental Hospital: paranoia and narcissistic personality disorder.

  • Steds

    And somebody will ask Premium Times, they will say they are News agency? I can only shake my head.