The Secretary to the Lagos State Government, Tunji Bello, has described the President Muhammadu Buhari’s authorised biographer, Buhari, as a peddler of falsehood, who was on a mission to distort history and put the entire society at a disadvantage.
Bello, in a write-up on Thursday, described as sad and mischievous the claim by Paden that a national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, was strongly opposed to the choice of Prof. Yemi Osinbajo as Buhari’s running mate in the 2015 presidential election.
He said it was surprising and painful that the distortion of history was coming not only at an early stage of the APC’s reign but also within the ruling party’s camp, adding that it would have been understandable if the falsehood had emanated from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party.
Paden, a biographer authorised by Buhari, had on Monday in Abuja publicly presented a book he titled, “Muhammadu Buhari: The Challenges of Leadership in Nigeria.” In the book, Paden wrote that contrary to popular belief that Tinubu was the one who chose Osinbajo as Buhari’s running mate, Tinubu was actually personally interested in the position and was vehemently opposed to the choice of Osinbajo. Read more