A former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, has absolved the APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, any blame or credit for the actions taken by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.)
Oshiomhole said this during an interview on Arise TV on Wednesday.
Some of the failings of Buhari’s regime, in the areas of security, economy and others have been heaped on Tinubu by ardent critics.
However, the former governor of Edo State, known for being vociferous, said Tinubu never held any position in Buhari’s government and also did not take any government contract in the last seven years.
He argued that it would be wrong to link Tinubu with the actions of Buhari.
Oshiomhole said Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo who heads the National Executive Council has a bigger role in Buhari’s regime than Tinubu.
“You can’t say someone who never in any way participated in government should be credited with the outcome of government policies or be blamed either way,” he said.
“I think in apportioning blame or crediting people, you look at their role. It is a fact that Asiwaju by himself said, yes, he co-founded the APC. I was a co-founding governor of the APC along with Fashola and other governors but he never participated in governance, he never held any position in government, he didn’t carry out a contract on behalf of the government, so, how can you credit him either way? This is just being fair,” he added.
Oshiomhole and Solomon Lalong had been chosen by the APC to lead Tinubu’s campaign organization.